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Joe Paisley

College Hockey Reporter

  • Alabama-Huntsville in full rebuild mode under former Air Force coach

    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Like Colorado College, Alabama-Huntsville hopes to prove preseason prognosticators wrong. The Chargers, 2-35-1 last season, were picked to finish a distant last in the 12-team Western Collegiate Hockey Association preseason coaches and media polls. That is not so bad considering the...

  • Freshmen growth may determine Air Force hockey's season

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    How the 12 freshmen develop over the next few months will likely determine Air Force's finish this season. With seven seniors and only seven juniors and sophomores combined, the pressure is on the rookies to contribute. Falcon hockey fans will need to be patient. "You can't rush...

  • Will coaching change spark CC? Results differ around college hockey

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    The Colorado College hockey team is hoping to exceed the norm when it comes to initial success under a coach in his first year. Coach Mike Haviland is confident his team will improve after going 7-24-6 (.270 win percentage) last season. If it does, it will be unexpected by most...

  • Air Force wears down McGill for exhibition hockey victory

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Air Force kept the pressure on a tired McGill squad and the visitors were unable to hold up over the final 30 minutes. The Falcons recorded four goals over a combined 73 seconds in the final two periods to pull away for a 5-3 exhibition win on Monday. "We have things to work on but...

  • Colorado College takes positives out of exhibition shootout loss

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    The result may not have been what Colorado College wanted - even in a meaningless exhibition - but there were plenty of positives to suggest Tiger hockey will be better under coach Mike Haviland. The Tigers' new approach to offense was apparent even in the 5-4 exhibition shootout...

  • Lots to learn from this weekend's college hockey exhibition games

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Exhibition hockey games are ultimately meaningless, but they do give a coach, especially a new one, a chance to learn more about his players. That is especially important for new Colorado College coach Mike Haviland, who will see which players have best absorbed his systems and who...

  • Kings outlast Avs in shootout in Colorado Springs preseason game

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    The Colorado Avalanche may be winless this preseason, but captain Gabriel Landeskog saw some positives from Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to Los Angeles. "It always sucks when you lose, but if we play like we did in the second and third periods on Oct. 9, we will have a bright...

  • 5 questions this preseason for the Colorado Avalanche as they prepare to play the L.A. Kings

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Here are five things to keep an eye on as the Colorado Avalanche prepare for the upcoming season. They take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in an NHL exhibition game at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Broadmoor World Arena. Some upper-bowl tickets ($45-65) remain...

  • Chance to touch Stanley Cup at Broadmoor World Arena too enticing for area fans to ignore

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    When Ryan Elliott had his chance to touch the Stanley Cup, he couldn't contain himself. The longtime Los Angeles Kings fan hugged the iconic trophy honoring current and past playoff champions of the NHL and mugged for cameras as his family took pictures. It was a big moment for...

  • AFA's Serratore welcomes CC's Haviland at luncheon

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Air Force's Frank Serratore welcomed new Colorado College coach Mike Haviland as only he could. Serratore teased the longtime professional coach by listing the many differences between the minor leagues and college ranks in a bit he dubbed "College Hockey 101." "You can't send...