Author:

Joe Paisley

College Hockey Reporter

Joe Paisley rejoined The Gazette staff to cover college hockey in February 2013. He worked at The Gazette for 5.5 years, including 2.5 seasons as the college hockey beat writer until Dec. 2011. Paisley graduated from the University of Montana journalism school and began his career in Butte, Mont in 1994. He worked as an education reporter before becoming a sports writer. His first beat was covering the Junior A hockey franchise, the Butte Irish. After nearly eight years at the Montana Standard, he transferred to the Twin Falls (ID) Times-News where he was the sports editor and met his wife Tiffany. He moved on to the Gazette in March 2006 to become the high school sports editor; a position he held for three years.

Colorado Rush's Danica Evans and Colorado Pride's Jessy Battelli go up for the ball during a game at Colorado College. The Colorado Pride lost their home opener to the Colorado Rush 1-0 on Thursday, June 4, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Colorado Springs Switchbacks defender, Jordan Burt, 25, stops a run by LA Galaxy II during the final regular season match on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Sand Creek Stadium in Colorado Springs. Photo by Daniel Owen.
May 13, 2016; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; Portland Timbers 2 midfielder Neco Brett (25) and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC forward Miguel Gonzalez (10) battle for the ball in the second half at Switchbacks Stadium. Credit: Isaiah J. Downing/Switchbacks FC
Senior midfielder Eric Neumeyer scores the game-winning goal 28 seconds into overtime to give Colorado College an 11-10 victory over Whittier College in the firs-ever NCAA Men's Lacrosse game at Washburn Field. (Still from video - Facebook/CC Tigers Athletics)
Switchback goal keeper Devala Gorrick makes a save over Seattle defender Ashani Fairclough in the first half of the Switchbacks' playoff game against Seattle Sounders FC 2 Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Sand Creek Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Maritza Corriea McClendon made history as the first African-American to make the U.S. Olympic swim team and become an American and world record holder. (Courtesy USA Swimming)
Maritza Corriea McClendon made history as the first African-American to make the U.S. Olympic swim team and become an American and world record holder. (Courtesy USA Swimming/file)