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Former CC Tiger captain Colin Stuart announces pro hockey retirement

Future Tigers playing for junior World Cup bronze
By: Joe Paisley - 0 8 hr ago

Three future Colorado College hockey players are representing the United States in the Junior Club World Cup tournament in Moscow.

The U.S....

NCHC roundup: Three Tigers sign minor-league contracts
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Yesterday

Hello all. Playing catch-up after a week off.

Former Colorado College defenseman Joe Marciano, 25, signed a one-year deal with the American...

DeBoer's scoring record falls in Australia
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Yesterday

Former CC forward Addison DeBoer’s Australia Ice Hockey League single-season points record 85 points (53 assists) in 28 games for the Canberra Brave...

NCHC announces OT, jersey changes
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Aug 17, 2015

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference announced some changes to its overtime format, including becoming the first college league to play 3-on-3...

Get tickets now for college hockey face-off luncheon
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Tickets are available for the annual College Hockey Face-Off Luncheon at the Colorado Springs Marriott, 5280 Tech Center Drive, featuring Air...

NCHC signs another TV deal
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Beginning this fall, American Sports Network, which has 162 Sinclair Brpoadcast Group-owned and operated stations in 79 markets, mostly in the...

Slavin likely heads to AHL this fall
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Former Tigers defenseman Jaccob Slavin and his wife Kylie (they married over the weekend) are likely headed to Charlotte to begin his pro career...

Four former Tigers enter Champions League play this month
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Aug 2, 2015

Four former Colorado College Tigers will compete in the 48-team Champions League tournament in Europe next month as players for 2014-15 champions...

CC hockey announces 2015-16 roster
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jul 31, 2015

With the final National Letter of Intent delivered and processed by Saturday's deadline, the Colorado College hockey program was able to announce its...

CC moves Denver game to Thursday, Feb. 18
By: Joe Paisley - 0 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...

Jack Hillen jersey retired by high school
By: Joe Paisley - 0 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...

Colorado Eagles sign former Tiger blue-liner
By: Joe Paisley - 0 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...

CC Tigers bond while enjoying Colorado outdoors; with video
By: Joe Paisley - 0 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...

Area native coaching Jr. Tigers
By: Joe Paisley - 0 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...

Former Tiger netminder will coach goalies for Colorado Rampage
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Former Colorado College goalie Matt Zaba is the new goalie coach for the Colorado Rampage hockey club in Monument. 

The former 2003 Kings...

Colorado Springs native drafted by NHL's Bruins
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Defenseman Brandon Carlo is now a member of the Boston Bruins.

The 6-foot-5, 196-pounder blue-liner for the Tri-City Americans of the Western...

Goalie Chase Perry leaves CC, returns to familiar junior team
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Goalie Chase Perry has left the Colorado College hockey program and returned to the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild where he was a junior hockey...

Sweatt signs in Sweden; NCHC news
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jul 21, 2015

It’s July so here is a mix of topics to sustain you as October looms on the horizon.

Former Tiger wing Bill Sweatt has signed two-year deal...

Former CC assistant takes USHL job
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Former Colorado College hockey assistant Jason Lammers is the new coach and general manager of the U.S. Hockey League's Dubuque Saints, the junior...

Air Force hockey announces rookie class
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jul 15, 2015

The 12 incoming freshmen for Air Force hockey were announced after making it through basic cadet training so far. They include six forwards, four...

Colorado Springs native signs AHL contract
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Colorado Springs native Josh Holmstrom signed a one-year contract with the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport (Conn.) Sound Tigers, an affiliate of...

Colorado College graduate signs deal with German team
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jul 8, 2015

Former Colorado College captain Nick Dineen has signed a one-year deal with Bad Nauheim of the Germany 2 league.

Dineen, 26, recorded 35...

Air Force announces hockey schedule
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jul 8, 2015

The Air Force hockey slate for 2015-16 continues to take shape with other schools announcing their schedules and other sources weighing in. As a...

Twelve Falcons garner league academic honors
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jul 3, 2015

Twelve Air Force hockey players were named to the 2014-15 Atlantic Hockey Association all-academic team, as announced by the league office. The 12...

Harstad, Stoykewych sign with AHL Manitoba
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jul 2, 2015

Former Colorado College defensemen Aaron Harstad and Peter Stoykewych both signed American Hockey League contracts with the Winnipeg Jets...

Three with area ties sign NHL/AHL contracts
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jul 2, 2015

Overshadowed by the recent Curtis McElhinney contract extension with Columbus and Jaccob Slavin’s jump to Carolina was good paydays for a former...

Slavin leaves Tigers for pros
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Colorado College junior defenseman Jaccob Slavin has left the Tigers program after two seasons. On Wednesday, he agreed to terms on a three-year...

CC announces hockey start times
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jul 1, 2015

It’s Canada Day, so time for some schedule updates.

All Friday CC hockey games at the Broadmoor World Arena will begin at 7:37 pm, while...

Hamburg among New Zealand league leaders
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Former Tiger wing Andrew Hamburg is tied for fourth in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League with 18 points (14 assists) in six games so far this season....

Former Colorado College great Hay named to Hockey Hall of Fame
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Former Colorado College great Bill “Red” Hay, the first NCAA graduate to play in the NHL, was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday as part of...

McElhinney signs two-year extension with Columbus
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Former Colorado College All-American goalie Curtis McElhinney, 32, signed a $1.6 million two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season with...

Air Force hockey adds experienced assistant
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Longtime Denver assistant Steve Miller, who has three NCAA titles on his resume, is the new director of hockey for Air Force.

Miller, who was...

CC commit garners tournament MVP award
By: - 0 Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Recent Colorado College commit Tyler Madden became the first U16 Most Valuable Player at the inaugural Over The Boards Teal Invitational youth...

Area native contending for 2015 U.S. team
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo was one of 39 invitees to the U.S. junior national team evaluation camp this August in Lake Placid, N.Y.


Two CC commits picked in NAHL entry draft
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 9, 2015

Colorado College commits Trystan Isenhour and Charlie Raith were both drafted by North American Hockey League teams on Tuesday.

Raith, a...

Former Tiger playing in New Zealand
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 8, 2015

Former Colorado College winger Andrew Hamburg has six points (five assists) in two games for the 0-2 Botany Swarm of the New Zealand Ice Hockey...

Tigers get commit from another NHLer's son
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 8, 2015

Forward Tyler Madden, 15, announced he has committed to Colorado College. He is expected to join the program for the start of the 2018-19...

Omaha announces name for new arena
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 3, 2015

The new Nebraska-Omaha hockey arena has a name.

Today, UNO announced it has entered into a $400,000 annual, 10-year renewable naming rights...

Lampl signs with German 2 league runner-up
By: - 0 Sun, May 31, 2015

Former CC defenseman Cody Lampl signed a one-year contract with the Fischtown Pinguins for next season shortly after the Toledo Walleye were...

Incoming freshman garners USHL honor
By: - 0 Thu, May 28, 2015

Incoming Colorado College freshman Mason Bergh was named as a third-team forward by the junior Tier I U.S. Hockey League. He is one of nine honorees...

Tigers, Falcons among best for NCAA academic progress rate
By: - 0 Wed, May 27, 2015

Colorado College women’s soccer recorded a perfect score of 1,000, its sixth such mark in the past 10 years, in its 2013-14 NCAA Academic Progress...

Denver hires new assistant with NCAA, NHL ties
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, May 27, 2015

Former Alaska-Fairbanks coach and longtime Winnipeg Jets scout Tavis MacMillan is now a Denver assistant, coach Jim Montgomery announced on...

Canadian commits to CC hockey
By: - 0 Thu, May 21, 2015

West Kelowna Warriors rookie defenseman Kristian Blumenschein, 18, committed to play for Colorado College for the 2016-17 season. The Kelowna, B.C....

Owens takes over USHL Sioux Falls Stampede
By: - 0 Thu, May 21, 2015

Former Colorado College hockey coach Scott Owens is back in the junior ranks.

His hire as the new head coach and general manager of the U.S....

Owens announcement expected Thursday
By: - 0 Wed, May 20, 2015

Former Colorado College hockey coach Scott Owens is expected to take over as head coach of the U.S. Hockey League champion Sioux Falls Stampede at a...

CC alum Salcido heads to Germany
By: - 0 Wed, May 20, 2015

Former Colorado College defenseman Brian Salcido, 30, signed a two-year contract with the German league runner-up ERC Ingolstadt on Wednesday after...

Colorado Springs native heads to England to play
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, May 19, 2015

Colorado Springs native Jeff Dimmen, 28, signed with Great Britain’s Elite Ice Hockey League franchise Nottingham Panthers on Tuesday.


Air Force, Denver in 2016 Ice Breaker field
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, May 19, 2015

On the same day the 2015 Ice Breaker field was announced, Denver released that it will host the 2016 traditional season-opening tournament Oct. 7-8,...

Hakstol leaves North Dakota for Flyers; successor named
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, May 18, 2015

North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol, 46, is now the new coach for the Philadelphia Flyers.

"I am extremely excited to be named...

Former Colorado College hockey coach Scott Owens linked to USHL job
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, May 15, 2015

According to multiple media reports, former Colorado College hockey coach Scott Owens is slated to take over the U.S. Hockey League Western...

CC connections in juniors, pro playoffs
By: - 0 Fri, May 15, 2015

The Minnesota Wilderness are in the NAHL Robertson Cup finals against Austin, Texas, which eliminated the Lone Star Brahmas, which included CC commit...

Colorado College hockey announces 2015-16 schedule, prepares for 'tough' start
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, May 11, 2015

Colorado College hockey continued its tradition of putting together one of the nation’s most difficult schedules when next season’s 32 games were...

CC signs 5-year extension with KRDO
By: - 0 Thu, May 7, 2015

Colorado College and KRDO 105.5 FM and 1240 AM announced a five-year extension that will keep KRDO as the flagship radio station for the CC...

CC-Denver 2016 outdoor game date set for Coors Field
By: - 0 Mon, 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,”...

CC heads to Huntsville this December
By: - 0 Mon, 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...

Eleven rookies will join CC hockey this fall
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, May 1, 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...

NCHC links: Bates honor; coaches meetings, Miami wrap-up
By: - 0 Thu, 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 Sports...

Former Air Force commit switches to CC
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, 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...

Incoming CC forward, AFA defenseman make all-league team
By: - 0 Mon, 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...

Three CC commits still competing in postseason
By: - 0 Mon, 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 Dudley-Hewitt...

Former Tigers lead new hockey camp in Aspen
By: - 0 Mon, 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...

Denver assistants leave program
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 24, 2015

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

Deadline nears for CC awards banquet reservations
By: - 0 Thu, 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....

Tigers pick up two Canadian defenseman commits
By: - 0 Tue, 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 defenseman...

Tigers add standout USHL goalie for next season
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Dubuque goalie Jacob Nehama, 19, announced his commitment to Colorado College for next season on Monday morning.

The netminder from Allen,...

Air Force hockey enters transitional offseason without seven seniors, experienced goalies
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 20, 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 goalies....

CC announces July hockey school
By: - 0 Mon, 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...

Deal nears on outdoor game between CC, Denver
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 16, 2015

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

Contracts and other...

NCHC announces CC league schedule; Denver release Air Force dates
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 15, 2015

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

Hockey signing period starts today
By: - 0 Wed, 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 with...

Five NCHC players earn national honors
By: - 0 Wed, 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...

Tigers square off in Euro league finals
By: - 0 Tue, 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 Capitals...

Harstad garners national strength and conditioning honor
By: - 0 Tue, Apr 14, 2015

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

Tigers help Special Olympians with soccer clinic
By: - 0 Sat, 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...

Stoykewych records first pro point
By: - 0 Fri, 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. John’s...

Avert your eyes, my Frozen Four predictions
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, 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...

Sterling, Zaba: CC prepared them for lengthy pro careers
By: - 0 Sat, 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...

CC standout Slavin confirms return for junior season
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, 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...

CC team awards banquet set for May 3
By: - 0 Tue, 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 from...

Area native Knowlton cards hat trick
By: - 0 Sun, 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...

Harstad makes pro debut
By: - 0 Fri, 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 Portland...

Friday NCHC tourney previews: Denver, Duluth, North Dakota, SCSU
By: - 0 Fri, 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...

Stoykewych makes pro debut
By: - 0 Wed, 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...

Sled hockey clinic this Sunday
By: - 0 Wed, 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...

My NCAA hockey predictions
By: - 0 Tue, 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...

CC defensemen head to AHL St. John's
By: - 0 Fri, Mar 20, 2015

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

ESPN announces NCAA selection show plans
By: - 0 Thu, 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...

McIntyre, LaLeggia up for national awards
By: - 0 Thu, 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...

CC commit picks up league award
By: - 0 Wed, 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...

Former Tiger garners league coaching award
By: - 0 Wed, 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...

In the pros: Walsky, Prosser update
By: - 0 Tue, 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.


Last-minute goal ends CC's season
By: - 0 Sat, Mar 14, 2015


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...

Mistake-prone Tigers fall at No. 1 North Dakota
By: - 0 Fri, 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...

CC's Slavin finalist for league award
By: - 0 Thu, Mar 12, 2015

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

AFA senior Gunner makes league second team
By: - 0 Thu, 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...

Five questions for state college hockey fans this week
By: - 0 Thu, 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,...

Slavin makes all-NCHC first team
By: - 0 Wed, 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...

Area native heads to U.S. U17 tryouts
By: - 0 Wed, 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 Springs-based...

11 Tigers receive NCHC academic awards
By: - 0 Tue, 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....

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