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.
  • Former RMAC standout's hard work helps Martin Maybin succeed un USL rookie season

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The jump from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference to the pros is a big one. Martin Maybin's work ethic and scoring talent has helped bridge that gap quickly. The Colorado Springs forward is enjoying a strong rookie season in the United Soccer League. The Belfast native has made...

  • Newest Switchback anxious to get on the field

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The newest Switchbacks forward is looking forward to taking the field. Chandler Hoffman hopes to make his debut in a Colorado Springs uniform this Friday against his former USL team, the LA Galaxy II, at 7 p.m. at Sand Creek Stadium. He practiced with his new team on Thursday and...

  • Colorado Springs' Jenkins brothers making their mark on national mountain biking stage

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A blur of brightly colored spandex caught Nolan Jenkins' eye, and a passion for mountain biking was born. The rising Colorado Springs School freshman, now 14, went to the Leadville 100 race about four years ago, and Durango-based mountain biking national champ Todd Wells blew past...

  • Houston Dynamo loan former USL All-Star forward to Switchbacks

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The Houston Dynamo have loaned former USL All-Star forward Chandler Hoffman to Colorado Spring for an undetermined length of time. He joins recent short-term loan and forward Taylor Hunter of the Switchbacks roster “I am very excited to join the Colorado Springs Switchbacks,” he said...

  • CC moves Denver game to Thursday, Feb. 18

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The Denver at Colorado College hockey game will be played on Thursday, Feb. 18 in order to give both National Collegiate Hockey Conference teams the opportunity to practice and hold media interviews at Coors Field prior to the "Battle on Blake" outdoor game on Saturday, Feb. 20. ...

  • Jack Hillen jersey retired by high school

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Former Tigers defenseman Jack Hillen had his jersey (No. 4) retired recently by the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minn., where the NHL free agent, 29, went to high school before joining Colorado College (2004-08).   Avalanche blue-liner Erik Johnson (No. 9) had his jersey...

  • Colorado Eagles sign former Tiger blue-liner

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Former Colorado College defenseman Ian Young became the third of the six 2015 graduates to sign a professional contract. The ECHL's Colorado Eagles announced Wednesday that they have signed the rookie blue-liner for the 2015-16 season. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound blueliner...

  • CC Tigers bond while enjoying Colorado outdoors; with video

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The 14 incoming Colorado College freshmen and some returning players arrived in Colorado Springs for preseason medical check-ups, some school orientation and to meet each other leading into the 2015-16 season. Class officially begins Aug. 24. “It was good to see them even if only for...

  • Area native coaching Jr. Tigers

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Former Colorado College hockey player Brandon Straub is the new bantam A head coach for the Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association’s Jr. Tigers program. The Colorado Springs native played professionally and has been the Triple-A Pikes Peaks Miners assistant the past four years....

  • First U.S. female swimmer qualifies for Rio

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Olympian Haley Anderson of Granite Bay, Calif. became the third U.S. and first American woman swimmer to qualify for a spot on the 2016 U.S. team by placing ninth in the women’s 10-kilometer open water event at the 2015 FINA World Championships at the Kazanka River Venue near...

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