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CC-Denver 2016 outdoor game date set for Coors Field

May 4, 2015

The excitement for the Tigers about playing Denver in an outdoor game began to build this past college hockey season. “It’s exhilarating,”...

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CC heads to Huntsville this December

May 4, 2015

Colorado College will complete the second half of its home-and-home agreement with Alabama-Huntsville of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association...

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Eleven rookies will join CC hockey this fall

Apr 30, 2015

Colorado College hockey announced it will have 11 freshmen join the program this fall. “We are very excited to bring our first class to Colorado...

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NCHC links: Bates honor; coaches meetings, Miami wrap-up

Apr 30, 2015

Former CC player and coach Don Bates will be recognized along with other local youth hockey pioneers for their efforts by the Colorado Springs...

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Former Air Force commit switches to CC

Apr 28, 2015

Colorado College hockey picked up a commit from Steamboat Springs defenseman Andrew Farny, 19, who just finished playing his second season for the...

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Incoming CC forward, AFA defenseman make all-league team

Apr 27, 2015

Incoming Colorado College freshman forward Wes Michaud was named to the all-North American Hockey League, the Tier 2 junior league announced on...

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Three CC commits still competing in postseason

Apr 27, 2015

Incoming freshman defenseman David Radke and his Soo (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) Thunderbirds will begin play in the Central Canada Jr. A...

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Former Tigers lead new hockey camp in Aspen

Apr 27, 2015

Former Colorado College hockey standouts Cody Lampl and Matt Zaba will hold the Mountain High Hockey Camp in Aspen June 12-14 at the Aspen Ice...

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Denver assistants leave program

Apr 24, 2015

Denver coach Jim Montgomery announced that assistant Joe Clark and volunteer assistant Brett Blatchford have both resigned to...

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Deadline nears for CC awards banquet reservations

Apr 23, 2015

The deadline to reserve a seat at the annual Colorado College hockey team awards banquet is this Friday. The event will be held at 5 p.m....

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Tigers pick up two Canadian defenseman commits

Apr 21, 2015

Colorado College picked up commitments for the 2016-17 season from Lloydminster Bobcats defensemen Cole Josefchak, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound...

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Tigers add standout USHL goalie for next season

Apr 20, 2015

Dubuque goalie Jacob Nehama, 19, announced his commitment to Colorado College for next season on Monday morning. The netminder from Allen, Texas...

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Air Force hockey enters transitional offseason without seven seniors, experienced goalies

Apr 19, 2015

An offseason of transition for Air Force hockey began Sunday with a final goodbye to a historic senior class and news of the departure of two...

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CC announces July hockey school

Apr 20, 2015

The Colorado College coaches will hold the Mike Haviland Hockey School July 20-24 for squirts, peewees and bantams at Honnen Ice Arena on the CC...

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Deal nears on outdoor game between CC, Denver

Apr 16, 2015

An announcement about a possible outdoor game between Colorado College and host Denver may be “coming fairly soon.” Contracts and other details...

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NCHC announces CC league schedule; Denver release Air Force dates

Apr 15, 2015

While next season starts Oct. 3, Colorado College will open National Collegiate Hockey Conference play almost a month later when defending...

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Hockey signing period starts today

Apr 15, 2015

The hockey signing period starts today and a number of future Tigers are scheduled to submit national letters of intent over the next few days...

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Five NCHC players earn national honors

Apr 15, 2015

Five NCHC players were honored by College Hockey News and U.S. College Hockey Online on Tuesday. Denver senior defenseman Joey LaLeggia was...

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Tigers square off in Euro league finals

Apr 14, 2015

Former Colorado College hockey standout Brett Sterling of Red Bull Salzburg scored the game-winner with 12:37 remaining to defeat the Vienna...

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Harstad garners national strength and conditioning honor

Apr 14, 2015

Colorado College senior Aaron Harstad is a 2015 All-American Athlete Award recipient by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)...

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Tigers help Special Olympians with soccer clinic

Apr 11, 2015

A dozen or more Colorado College athletes, including several hockey players, helped teach 60 area Special Olympians some of the finer points of...

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Stoykewych records first pro point

Apr 10, 2015

Former Colorado College captain Peter Stoykewych picked up his first point as a professional when he made the second assist on the second St....

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Avert your eyes, my Frozen Four predictions

Apr 9, 2015

Okay, so I whiffed on the Midwest regional thanks to the RIT upset of No. 1 overall seed Minnesota State and Omaha’s run. Those three games and a...

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Sterling, Zaba: CC prepared them for lengthy pro careers

Apr 4, 2015

Former Tigers standout and 2005 Hobey Baker Hat Trick finalist Brett Sterling credits his time at Colorado College with preparing him for a...

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CC standout Slavin confirms return for junior season

Apr 3, 2015

Colorado College defenseman Jaccob Slavin confirmed he will return to play his junior season as a Tiger. Slavin said he will be returning in a...

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CC team awards banquet set for May 3

Mar 31, 2015

The annual Colorado College hockey team awards banquet will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel. Check-in is...

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Area native Knowlton cards hat trick

Mar 29, 2015

Colorado Springs native Chris Knowlton scored a natural hat trick during the third period to spark the ECHL Colorado Eagles’ 4-3 comeback victory...

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Harstad makes pro debut

Mar 27, 2015

Former Colorado College defenseman Aaron Harstad made his professional debut during St. John’s 6-4 American Hockey League road loss to the...

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Friday NCHC tourney previews: Denver, Duluth, North Dakota, SCSU

Mar 27, 2015

Denver coach Jim Montgomery has stepped in and done a good job keeping the Pioneers in the NCAAs after DU let George gwozdecky go two April Fools...

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Stoykewych makes pro debut

Mar 25, 2015

Former Colorado College captain Peter Stoykewych made his professional debut in St. John's 6-0 road American Hockey League loss to the Portland...

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Sled hockey clinic this Sunday

Mar 25, 2015

A free introduction to sled hockey clinic for wounded veterans, caregivers and supporters will be held from 8 a.m. to noon this Sunday at the Air...

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My NCAA hockey predictions

Mar 24, 2015

OK, I am terrible at predicting game results. Always have been. But with six NCHC teams in the NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament, it behooves me to...

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CC defensemen head to AHL St. John's

Mar 20, 2015

Winnipeg draft picks and graduating Colorado College senior defensemen Aaron Harstad and Peter Stoykewych both signed amateur tryout contracts...

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ESPN announces NCAA selection show plans

Mar 19, 2015

ESPNU will televise the NCAA Hockey Championship Selection Show on Sunday, March 22, at 10 a.m. MT, unveiling the 16-team field for the...

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McIntyre, LaLeggia up for national awards

Mar 19, 2015

North Dakota junior goalie Zane McIntyre is a finalist for two major national awards. McIntyre is a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial...

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CC commit picks up league award

Mar 18, 2015

Colorado College commit AJ Vanderbeck, 17, was named as the North American Hockey League South Division star of the week. He recorded six points...

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Former Tiger garners league coaching award

Mar 18, 2015

Former Colorado College right wing Guy Gadowsky was named as Big Ten Coach of the Year after Penn State (18-14-4) doubled its win total and earned...

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In the pros: Walsky, Prosser update

Mar 17, 2015

Former Tiger Eric Walsky’s short-term loan from Lugano turned into a two-year contract with the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the Swiss A League....

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Last-minute goal ends CC's season

Mar 14, 2015

PREGAME CC shuffles up its lines for what could be the last contest of the 2014-15 season with Game 2 of the best-of-three playoff series at No....

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Mistake-prone Tigers fall at No. 1 North Dakota

Mar 13, 2015

Count Colorado College junior Hunter Fejes among those anxious for the NCHC playoffs to get underway. “This is what we have been working toward...

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CC's Slavin finalist for league award

Mar 12, 2015

Colorado College sophomore Jaccob Slavin is one of four finalists for National Collegiate Hockey Conference Offensive Defenseman of the Year. The...

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AFA senior Gunner makes league second team

Mar 12, 2015

Air Force senior Cole Gunner was named to the Atlantic Hockey Conference second team for the second-straight season, the league announced on...

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Five questions for state college hockey fans this week

Mar 12, 2015

Does a No. 8 seed like Colorado College have a chance? Yes, because this is the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. In its debut season, only...

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Slavin makes all-NCHC first team

Mar 11, 2015

Colorado College sophomore Jaccob Slavin was a repeat all-National Collegiate Hockey Conference honoree after he was named as a first-team...

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Area native heads to U.S. U17 tryouts

Mar 11, 2015

Area native Jake Gricius is one of 50 players born in 1999 invited to USA Hockey’s national team development evaluation camp, the Colorado...

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11 Tigers receive NCHC academic awards

Mar 10, 2015

Colorado College junior wing Jared Hanson is one of eight players named to the 2014-15 National Collegiate Hockey Conference scholar-athlete team....

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Final CC radio show is tonight

Mar 10, 2015

The final Mike Haviland radio show will be on KRDO 105.5 FM and 1240 AM starting at 6 tonight from Tony's Bar in downtown Colorado Springs. The...

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Gunner, Ledford garner AHC honors

Mar 10, 2015

Air Force’s first-round playoff sweep helped two Falcons garner weekly Atlantic Hockey Conference awards. Senior forward Cole Gunner of Richfield,...

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CC focuses on playoffs after loss at No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha

Mar 7, 2015

PREGAME Colorado College coach Mike Haviland did not change the Tigers’ lineup from Friday while Nebraska-Omaha shuffled its third and fourth...

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CC rallies to tie No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha; wins shootout

Mar 6, 2015

CC sophomore winger Sam Rothstein returned to the lineup after practicing fully on Thursday following his recovery from an upper-body injury...

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Weekend reading: NCHC, CC, Air Force previews

Mar 5, 2015

No. 7 Denver at St. Cloud State: The Huskies look to build momentum headed into playoffs. DU blue-liner Joey laLeggia is having a special senior...

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AFA's Baskin win league monthly award

Mar 5, 2015

Air Force freshman Erik Baskin is the Athletic Hockey Conference Rookie of the Month after recording seven points ( four goals), including two...

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Marble collects national weekly award

Mar 3, 2015

Colorado College sophomore goalie Tyler Marble was named as the No. 3 star as one of Division I's best three men’s ice hockey players of the week...

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AFA senior Gunner wins weekly honor

Mar 3, 2015

Air Force senior Cole Gunner was named as co-offensive player of the week by the Atlantic Hockey Conference after the Richfield, Minn. native...

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Marble wins first NCHC goalie honor

Mar 2, 2015

Colorado College sophomore Tyler Marble received his first National Collegiate Hockey Conference goaltender of the week award. The other honorees...

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Serratore turns page on regular season

Mar 2, 2015

Air Force coach Frank Serratore was asked how this past regular season (14-19-4) compared to previous years. With his mind – and he hopes his team...

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CC seniors, Bradley, Marble lead rout of Western Michigan

Feb 28, 2015

PREGAME A thin Colorado College lineup got even thinner with CC sophomore defenseman Jaccob Slavin sitting out Saturday’s home finale due to an...

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CC signee is Mr. Hockey Minnesota finalist

Feb 28, 2015

Forward Christiano Versich of the St. Thomas Academy is one of 10 finalists for the 31st annual Mr. Hockey Minnesota award, the Minnesota Wild...

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Former Tiger Hillen traded to Carolina

Feb 28, 2015

The Washington Capitals have acquired physical defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for former CC defenseman Jack...

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Western Michigan wins shootout following 2-2 tie with Tigers

Feb 27, 2015

As expected, injuries to five forwards has Colorado College putting out only 17 out of a possible 18 skaters with two defensemen skating as an...

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Denver sweeps CC despite Tigers' third-period comeback

Feb 21, 2015

Ownership of the Gold Pan Trophy was already decided. But that didn’t keep Saturday’s 6-3 Denver victory from becoming another memorable game in...

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Niagara rallies to tie AFA hockey

Feb 21, 2015

NIAGARA, N.Y. – Air Force’s third-period struggles proved costly once again as the Falcons were unable to hold onto a two-goal lead in an eventual...

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No. 9 Denver takes Gold Pan from CC

Feb 20, 2015

No. 9 Denver took advantage of too many Colorado College mistakes to take back the Gold Pan Trophy from Colorado College, 6-4, on Friday at The...

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Former Tiger, area native win Asian League championship

Feb 20, 2015

Former Tiger center Mike Testwuide has 61 points in 46 games for Anyang Halla of South Korea, which won the Asian League regular-season...

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Tickets available for Friday's DU-CC tilt; rally towel giveaway

Feb 18, 2015

About 400 tickets remain available for Friday's No. 9 Denver at Colorado College game. To buy tickets, go to CCTigers.com or The Broadmoor World...

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NCHC suspends Denver No. 2 scorer for Friday's Gold Pan game

Feb 17, 2015

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference suspended Western Michigan sophomore forward Mike McKee and Denver sophomore forward Trevor Moore for...

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Third-period performance big step for AFA hockey

Feb 16, 2015

Saturday’s 3-1 win over American International College was important for the league standings points that moved Air Force up into sixth place. But...

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Waved-off goal stymies Tigers' comeback bid

Feb 14, 2015

No changes for either teams in the lines. No. 7 Miami LW-C-RW Louis-Czarnik-Barber Wideman-Kuraly-Gacek Lemirande-Greenberg-Morris...

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No. 7 Miami pulls away from CC, 3-1

Feb 13, 2015

Injuries to the CC forwards has the line shuffled quite a bit heading into Friday’s game against No. 7 Miami. Plenty of good seats remain...

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Air Force senior is CLASS award finalist

Feb 13, 2015

Air Force senior forward Chad Demers is one of 10 finalists for the national Senior CLASS Award. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and...

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CC tickets, team photo giveaway update

Feb 12, 2015

About 1,000 tickets remain available for each CC hockey game against No. 7 Miami this weekend, including Saturday when 3,000 team photo/cheer...

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Five questions that this weekend's games may answer for state college hockey fans

Feb 12, 2015

Will Colorado College hold up under a steady barrage from No. 7 Miami? 1 One of Miami's strengths is its forwards which, collectively, play a...

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Fridays not all right for frustrated Serratore

Feb 9, 2015

Air Force coach Frank Serratore is tired of going over the same hockey fundamentals during each Saturday morning video session. The Falcons are...

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Denver freshmen deliver against rival CC

Feb 6, 2015

Colorado College got the goaltending it needed, but it wasn’t enough against rival Denver and its talented freshmen on Friday night.

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Tickets dwindle as CC-DU game nears

Feb 5, 2015

Less than 350 tickets remain available for Friday’s No. 10 Denver at Colorado College game at The Broadmoor World Arena. To buy tickets go to...

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Denver player Matt Tabrum understands Gold Pan rivalry from both sides

Feb 5, 2015

It should be no surprise if injured Denver forward Matt Tabrum finds a way to play Friday at Colorado College. The Gold Pan rivalry series has...

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Air Force hockey picks up Colorado commit

Feb 5, 2015

Janesville Jets forward Evan Feno committed recently to play for Air Force starting next season. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder from Morrison, Colo....

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Tickets still available for Friday's DU-CC tilt

Feb 4, 2015

Less than 500 tickets remain available for Friday’s No. 10 Denver at Colorado College game at The Broadmoor World Arena. To buy tickets go to...

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Snowstorm keeps Robert Morris in town two extra days

Feb 2, 2015

The blizzard that hit Chicago over the weekend stranded Atlantic Hockey Conference leader Robert Morris in Colorado Springs for an extra two days...

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St. Cloud State routs CC with quick start

Jan 30, 2015

CC sophomore Zach Aman is out with an undisclosed injury prompting sophomore Sam Rothstein to move to second-line center. CC netminder Tyler...

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Weekend previews: Air Force, Colorado College are home; NCHC race heats up

Jan 30, 2015

How good are the Air Force Falcons? We may find out this weekend against No. 17 Robert Morris at Cadet Ice Arena. The struggles of last year...

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AFA hockey lands Alberta league commit

Jan 29, 2015

Maine native Jared Cockrell has committed to play for Air Force. His arrival date is to be announced. He leads all Alberta Junior Hockey League...

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Plenty of tickets available this weekend

Jan 28, 2015

About 750 tickets remain available for both home Colorado College hockey games against St. Cloud State this weekend with a Kids Night promotion...

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AFA senior Demers up for CLASS award

Jan 28, 2015

Air Force senior forward Chad Demers is one of 20 candidates for the 2015 men’s ice hockey Senior CLASS award, recognizing excellence on and off...

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Air Force lands commit from Topeka captain

Jan 27, 2015

Topeka RoadRunners captain Mike Gornall has committed to play hockey for Air Force starting this fall. The native of Irwin, Pa. is averaging a...

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Former Tigers on all-star rosters

Jan 26, 2015

Former Tigers goalie Richard Bachman was named to the Western Conference all-star game roster. The showcase starts at 5 p.m. Mountain in the...

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CC hockey tires of moral victories

Jan 24, 2015

No changes for the Tigers as sophomore goalie Tyler Marble has his second start in a row after four good outings in a row. No. 2 North Dakota...

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NCHC notes: UNO rookie leaves team

Jan 22, 2015

Nebraska-Omaha coach Dean Blais announced today that freshman forward Jake Montgomery is leaving the team to play for Sioux City, his former team...

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Two Falcons garner Atlantic Hockey honors

Jan 20, 2015

Air Force freshman goalie Connor Girard and sophomore defenseman Johnny Hrabovsky both earned Atlantic Hockey Conference weekly honors for their...

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Another tough lesson for CC hockey

Jan 17, 2015

Injuries and suspensions prompted Nebarsak-Omaha to shuffle its lines with senior Ryan Massa of Littleton getting his first start in a month due...

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No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha co-captain suspended by league

Jan 17, 2015

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference issued suspensions to both Nebraska-Omaha senior defenseman Brian O’Rourke and Minnesota Duluth...

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About 750 seats left for CC hockey tonight

Jan 17, 2015

About 750 seats remain for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference series finale against No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha Saturday at The Broadmoor World...

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CC knocks off No. 8, league-leading Omaha

Jan 16, 2015

LINES No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha LW-C-RW Guentzel-Zombo-Ortega Randolph-Vesel-Parizek Pope-Peterson-Davis Polk-Lane-Mountain LD-RD...

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Seats available for CC home series

Jan 14, 2015

About 650 tickets are available for Friday’s home game against No 8 Nebraska-Omaha with more than 900 open...

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Sejna's deal extended through season

Jan 12, 2015

La Chaux-de-Fonds confirmed that injury-replacement import forward Peter Sejna will stay with the Swiss pro hockey club for the remainder of the...

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Serratore's perspective on win milestone

Jan 12, 2015

Air Force hockey coach Frank Serratore garnered win No. 300 at the service academy, where he is 300-290-65 since 1997, with Saturday’s 4-3...

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Bachman garners AHL weekly honor

Jan 12, 2015

The American Hockey League announced today that Oklahoma City Barons goalie Richard Bachman, a former CC All-American, was named as the CCM/AHL...

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Memorable win is Serratore's No. 300

Jan 10, 2015

An injury to third-line center Ben Kucera and ausbsequent game disqualification for Niagara's Matt Dineen prompted a lineup shuffle for both...

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Air Force hockey rallies for home win

Jan 9, 2015

Here are tonight's lines: Niagara (3-13-2, 3-9-2 AHA) LW-C-RW Plouffe-Lochner-Kolenda Edwards-Turcotte-Kohls Dzakhov-Sarcona=Pietrobon...

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Blogger Bio

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.

Paisley and his wife live in Old Colorado City with their cat, Dewey, and dog, Lucky.

Twitter: @Paisleyhockey

Email: joe.paisley@gazette.com.

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