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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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Family reunions at Air Force hockey this weekend

Jan 9, 2015

Colorado College freshman defenseman Garrett Cecere will get to see his older brother Nick Cecere play for the first time in four years when...

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Former Tiger named to ECHL All-Star Game

Jan 8, 2015

Former Colorado College hockey forward Alex Krushelnyski was named to the West team for the ECHL All-Star Game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Jan....

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CC adds local TV game broadcasts

Jan 8, 2015

CC has added some local TV broadcasts to its lineup this regular season with Comcast Entertainment Television broadcasting the home games live on...

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Serratore pleased by Air Force AD hire

Jan 7, 2015

Air Force hockey coach Frank Serratore has a new boss and it is a familiar face; new athletic director Jim Knowlton. Frank’s sons Tim and Tom...

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CC pulls away for first road win this season

Jan 6, 2015

The Colorado College Tigers were close to their first road win this season for the past few weeks. On Tuesday, they broke through. CC scored...

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Recruiting gap has AFA lacking “man strength”

Jan 5, 2015

Air Force hockey has struggled to a 5-13-3 record due to small junior and sophomore classes, which was evident in a tie and loss at second-place...

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No. 16 Providence pulls away late versus CC

Jan 4, 2015

LINES Providence junior goalie Jon Gillies is out (illness) for Sunday’s nonconference series 2 p.m. Mountain finale at Schneider Arena. Tigers...

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No. 16 Providence downs CC in OT

Jan 3, 2015

With forwards Jordan Berger, Jordan DiGiando and Jared Hanson out, CC will dress a defenseman at forward against No. 16 Providence tonight. The...

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CC signee makes NHL prospects game

Dec 30, 2014

Colorado College 2015 signee Mason Bergh will play in the U.S. Hockey League/NHL Top Prospects Game Jan. 13 in Dubuque, Iowa. All 40 players are...

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Area native commits to Air Force hockey

Dec 30, 2014

Colorado Springs native Colin Staub committed to play hockey for Air Force next season. The former Pikes Peak Miner has 28 points in 28 games this...

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Tuesday reading: Former Tigers, NCHC, Air Force

Dec 30, 2014

Future CC foe No. 16 Providence is on a roll thanks to the play of goalie Jon Gilles (51 saves on 52 shots) at the Catamount Cup. Former CC...

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Notes from CC exhibition weekend

Dec 29, 2014

The eight CC goals in Sunday’s win was a season high with five their best in a 5-2 win over Wisconsin Nov. 21. The Tigers finished 1-0-2 in...

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Sunday pregame: USA U-18 at CC lines

Dec 28, 2014

Only a couple changes with CC freshman Chase Perry scheduled to start while the USA U18 team will skate down a forward.

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Pregame: USA U-18 at CC lines

Dec 27, 2014

Colorado College and the USA U-18 national team will both play all four defensive pairings for Saturday night's exhibition. This will mark senior...

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Carlo scores for Team USA as roster cuts loom

Dec 23, 2014

Colorado Springs defenseman Brandon Carlo scored a power-play goal in the first period to help spark Team USA to a 10-5 win over Sweden in an...

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Holiday reading: CC ticket deal, dance video

Dec 23, 2014

Catching up on some loose ends before taking a couple days off for Christmas. The Colorado College at Connecticut hockey game was rescheduled to...

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CC signee Bergh wins gold medal

Dec 21, 2014

Colorado College signee Mason Bergh scored the tying goal to force overtime and Team USA won its six World Junior A Challenge tournament...

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Weekend reading: Bergh, Crabb, Schwartz bros., Stuart, Holmstrom

Dec 19, 2014

CC 2015 signee Mason Bergh picked up the first assist in Team USA's 7-1 semifinal win over Canada East on Thursday. They play Denmark for the...

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Former Tiger Stuart out until February

Dec 18, 2014

Former Colorado College standout Mark Stuart has joined the Jets’ growing list of injured defensemen. Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice announced after...

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CC signee playing for Team USA

Dec 16, 2014

Colorado College hockey 2015 signee Mason Bergh was added to the 2014 World Junior A Challenge team on Monday, USA Hockey announced, and picked up...

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CC commit, Rampage alum off to strong NAHL start

Dec 14, 2014

Colorado College commit A.J. Vanderbeck, 17, is off to a strong start in the North American Hockey League with five points (three goals) in the...

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CC ties Western Michigan, loses in shootout

Dec 13, 2014

Pregame Upon postgame video review, Scott Wamsganz and Cody Bradley assisted Teemu Kivihalme’s opening goal on Friday while the tying goal by...

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CC falls to Western Michigan in OT

Dec 12, 2014

Senior defenseman Aaron Harstad remains back in Colorado Springs with a lingering upper-body injury along with freshman Jordan Berger, who was...

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Tigers announce six hockey signees

Dec 12, 2014

Colorado College announces six signees Colorado College announced six players have signed national letters of intent on Friday night with four...

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Weekend reading: NCHC previews, Stoykewych rivalry, Bachman, Serratore

Dec 12, 2014

Here is 5 things to ponder this weekend. CC captain peter Stoykewych has family bragging rights on the line against Western Michigan and younger...

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Another NHL name heads to CC

Dec 9, 2014

Colorado College hockey appeared to land another big-time NHL name when Nick Olczyk, son of U.S. Hockey of Fame member and NHL broadcaster Eddie...

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No. 8 Minnesota-Duluth routs Tigers

Dec 6, 2014

For the first time, CC coach Mike Haviland – who said he was pleased with how everyone played Friday – did not shuffle his lines. Peter Maric is...

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No. 8 Minnesota-Duluth rallies to down CC in overtime

Dec 5, 2014

Senior defenseman Aaron Harstad skated in a no-contact jersey on Wednesday but did not make enough progress on his undisclosed injury to make the...

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CC lands another forward commit

Dec 3, 2014

Philadelphia Junior Flyers forward Gregg Burmaster committed to play hockey for Colorado College as soon as this fall. The 6-foot, 190-pounder...

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Former Tiger anxious to restart career in England

Dec 3, 2014

Here is an excerpt from a Coventry Telegraph article: The United States cavalry is riding to the rescue for Genting Casino Coventry Blaze with...

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Labosky leaves Tigers program

Dec 3, 2014

Colorado College freshman hockey player Dan Labosky has left the program. The 5-foot-7, 160-pound forward from Edina, Minn. appeared in two games...

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Area native Brandon Carlo makes Team USA prelim roster

Dec 2, 2014

Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo was named to the 30-man preliminary roster for Team USA for the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation...

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Air Force leads 3-0 heading into third

Nov 29, 2014

Air Force is burying its scoring chances against Canisius in Buffalo, N.Y. Saturday night. The visitors lead 3-0 despite being out shot 20-14...

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5 questions this hockey holiday weekend

Nov 26, 2014

Here are five questions for area college hockey fans to ponder while digesting stuffing this holiday weekend: Can Air Force improve its...

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Meet former CC Tiger Cody Lampl, fighting as the Caped Crusader

Nov 24, 2014

Pow! Biff! Zonk! It was a scene from childhood for some and Nick at Nite for others. Former Tiger defenseman Cody Lampl, wearing a Batman...

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Pregame injury update: CC at Air Force lines

Nov 22, 2014

Colorado College will play Saturday’s Pikes Peak Trophy Game against Air Force with only five healthy defensemen after seniors Aaron Harstad and...

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Pregame: Wisconsin at CC lines

Nov 21, 2014

Pregame report Its family fun time for the Badgers with freshman left wing Jason Ford, 20, and younger brother and defenseman Keegan, 18,...

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Only 400 seats left for Wisconsin game

Nov 19, 2014

With only one home game over a span of about two months (Oct. 18 to Dec. 27), it should be no surprise that seats for the Wisconsin at Colorado...

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CC lands forward for next season

Nov 19, 2014

Corpus Christi Ice Rays forward Westin Michaud, 19, of Esko, Minn. has committed to Colorado College for next season. He and a few others are...

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NCHC leads many NCAA categories

Nov 19, 2014

Courtesy of the NCHC ... •  The NCHC has the best nonconference record among the six leagues with a 27-14-2 (.651) mark, going .500 or...

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Could Arizona State join Colorado College in same hockey conference?

Nov 18, 2014

First-year Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson confirmed that ASU will elevate its national power club program up to NCAA Division I...

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Michigan Tech makes history

Nov 17, 2014

The undefeated Michigan Tech Huskies are ranked No. 1 for the first time in the history of the USCHO.com and USA Hockey weekly national polls....

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Pregame report: CC at No. 11 Denver lines

Nov 14, 2014

Pregame report Colorado College LW-C-RW Fejes-Bradley-Rothstein Maric-Aman-Hanson Wamsganz-Heil-Taft Roos-Hansen-Gerdes LD-RD...

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Weekend previews: Air Force, CC, Denver, NCHC, Rud update

Nov 14, 2014

Two BC-based rookie defenseman are contributing right away for No. 11 Denver. Playing Denver might be just what CC needs to play motivated,...

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Air Force, CC fans can bring toy donations to Denver games

Nov 12, 2014

Denver will have bins for new, unwrapped toy donations for the Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver...

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Gunner garners second weekly AHA honor

Nov 11, 2014

Air Force senior forward Cole Gunner is the Atlantic Hockey Association player of the week, his second honor this season (Oct. 13). Gunner paced...

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In-game report: CC trails No. 11 Miami, 2-0

Nov 8, 2014

CC coach Mike Haviland shuffled his lines after reviewing Friday’s game tape while an illness for Garrett Cecere has him back at the team hotel....

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Weekend reading: Air Force, NCHC previews

Nov 7, 2014

Air Force needs to forget last weekend's heartbreaker at No. 2 North Dakota. The Post did a feature on Denver captain Grant Arnold. DU freshman...

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Thursday reading: CC feature, Joey Crabb, Brett Sterling, Fairbanks censure

Nov 6, 2014

Here is a feature on CC captain Peter Stoykewych. Alaska-Fairbanks ran afoul of the NCAA's rules, resulting in an immediate postseason ban....

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Midweek reading: 5 questions; NCHC notes

Nov 5, 2014

Here are some league notes headed into this weekend: •  The NCHC has the best nonconference record with a 21-14-2 (.595) mark, including...

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Loss at North Dakota lingers for Falcons

Nov 3, 2014

The sting lingers for Air Force hockey. A heartbreaking loss in overtime at No. 3 North Dakota – now ranked second – on Saturday left its mark...

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Weekend reading: Air Force, Colorado College articles; NCHC notes and previews

Oct 31, 2014

Here are 5 questions concerning Air Force, CC and Denver. Thanks to the CC parents for their help lining up images for this favorite Halloween...

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Boivin transfers to Hungarian pro team

Oct 29, 2014

Former CC defenseman Mike Boivin “amicably separated”  from Red Bull Salzburg recently after appearing in only three games. He signed with...

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In the pros: Olofsson out for 4 months

Oct 27, 2014

Former Tigers defenseman Gustav Olofsson will be out for up to four months after undergoing shoulder surgery last week, according to the Minnesota...

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New Hampshire routs CC behind two-goal spurt

Oct 25, 2014

Pregame report Another game, another line shuffle for Colorado College coach Mike Haviland as he tries to find the right combinations to jump...

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Mistakes cost CC in loss at No. 6 Boston College

Oct 24, 2014

Colorado College coach Mike Haviland juggled his lines a little further, trying to find the right duo on each line. He likes the combination of...

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Sejna gets back into pro hockey

Oct 24, 2014

The rumored retirement of Hobey Baker winner Peter Sejna appear incorrect. He signed a one-month contract with Switzerland's HC La Chaux-de-Fonds...

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Weekend previews: Air Force, CC, NCHC

Oct 23, 2014

Here is Part 1 and Part 2 of this weekend's Air Force hockey previews. Part 1 includes material on CC and Denver. Western Michigan was swept at...

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Notes: CC hits the road; NCHC nonconference

Oct 22, 2014

Colorado College leaves later today for its first road trip this season with a Friday game at No. 6 Boston College and a Saturday contest at New...

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Tigers focus on penalty kill in practice

Oct 20, 2014

After giving up five power-play goals in Saturday’s 7-2 loss, Colorado College rightly focused on its penalty kill for much of Monday’s 100...

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No. 3 North Dakota in control vs. CC

Oct 18, 2014

North Dakota LW-C-RW Pattyn-MacMillan-Parks Caggiula-N. Schmaltz-Olson O’Donnell-Gaarder-St. Clair Simonson-Johnson-Poganski LD-RD...

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Air Force's upset bid falters late at No. 19 Alaska-Fairbanks

Oct 18, 2014

Host Alaska-Fairbanks scored twice down the stretch in the third period, including the game-winner with 2:25 remaining, to rally past Air Force in...

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CC rally comes up short versus No. 3 North Dakota

Oct 17, 2014

The lingering injury for junior wing Jared Hanson kept him off the practice ice this past week and in trhe stands this weekend when CC hosts No. 3...

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Updated Friday reading: Air Force; NCHC previews; Bidwill, Howe ECHL news

Oct 17, 2014

Here is today’s CC-UND series preview form the North Dakota beat writer: Here is the Gazette’s series preview. Former Tigers defenseman Arthur...

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More than 500 tickets remain for each North Dakota at CC hockey game

Oct 16, 2014

Little more than 500 seats remain available for each night’s game against No. 3 North Dakota  this Friday and Saturday at the Broadmoor World...

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Tigers amp up practice intensity for North Dakota week

Oct 15, 2014

CC coach Mike Haviland has pushed the Tigers to practice hard each day and the players have responded with three good practices so far this week....

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Former Tiger Bachman called up to Oilers

Oct 15, 2014

Edmonton’s tough start continued on Wednesday, when the NHL club placed goalie Viktor Fasth on injured reserve and recalled former Colorado...

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Area player traded to ECHL Colorado

Oct 15, 2014

Colorado Springs hockey player Chris Knowlton was traded to the ECHL’s Colorado Eagles from the Toledo Walleye in exchange for future...

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College hockey 5 questions this week

Oct 15, 2014

Here are five questions Front Range college hockey fans should consider heading into this weekend’s games: Will Colorado College’s power play be...

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Midweek update: NCHC, commits

Oct 15, 2014

    From the NCHC ... •  While seven NCHC teams opened the regular season last weekend, No. 16 Denver opens its 2014-15...

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First CC hockey radio show is tonight

Oct 14, 2014

The first CC hockey coach's radio show for Mike Haviland is from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Tony's Bar, 326. N. Tejon St. in downtown Colorado Springs....

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Air Force's Gunner receives AHA honor

Oct 14, 2014

Air Force senior forward Cole Gunner was named as the Atlantic Hockey Association player of the week. The Richfield, Mich. wing led the Falcons...

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AFA, CC garner votes in latest rankings

Oct 13, 2014

Air Force (1-1) and Colorado College (2-0) both picked up votes in this week’s U.S. College Hockey Online rankings after the past opening weekend....

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Stoykewych garners NCHC weekly award

Oct 13, 2014

Colorado College senior defenseman Peter Stoykewych garnered the defenseman of the week honors for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference....

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Tigers rally late to down Huntsville

Oct 11, 2014

Tonight’s lines: Alabama-Huntsville LW-C-RW McHugh; Carpenter; Vanderlugt Prince; Saulnier; Kestner Brears; Fletcher; Salhany Soquila;...

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Saturday reading: Air Force; Preissing; Bachman; NCHC opening night roundup

Oct 11, 2014

Air Foirce recorded a big season-opening victory over preseaosn AHA favorite Mercyhurst. Former Tigers defenseman Tom Preissing is used as an...

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Friday update: Ala-Huntsville at CC lines

Oct 10, 2014

Here are tonight's lines: Alabama-Huntsville LW-C-RW McHugh; Carpenter; Vanderlugt Prince; Saulnier; Kestner Brears; Fletcher; Salhany...

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AHA announces video package

Oct 10, 2014

Live Air Force hockey games are available to viewers through AtlanticHockey.tv through the following subscription packages: • Season Pass...

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Thursday reading: NCHC previews, TV show; Bachman mask

Oct 9, 2014

Here is College Hockey News’ 5 Players and Issues to Watch in the NCHC. Here are some previews on the other NCHC teams. St. Cloud State has...

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CC hockey offers cheap tickets for opening weekend series

Oct 8, 2014

Tickets for this weekend’s Alabama-Huntsville home series are available for $5 each when purchased with premium tickets for home games against...

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AFA hockey changes Feb. 14 start time

Oct 7, 2014

The Air Force-American International College hockey game on Saturday, Feb. 14, was moved to 4:05 p.m. MT. The game time was changed to avoid a...

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Monday's McGill at AFA hockey lines

Oct 6, 2014

Here are the McGill at Air Force hockey exhibition game lines. Game time is 6:05 p.m. MT. McGill Redmen LW-C-RW Delisle-Houde; McNicoll;...

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Rangers trade for Joey Crabb

Oct 6, 2014

The Rangers acquired former CC forward Joey Crabb from Florida in a trade that opens up a roster spot for emerging teenage forward Anthony...

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Sunday's exhibition lines: McGill at CC

Oct 5, 2014

A minor lower-body injury for junior wing Jared Hanson and offseason shoulder surgeries for senior defenseman Aaron Harstad and Peter Stoykewych...

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Lineup decisions ahead for new CC staff

Oct 4, 2014

There will be some tough decisions made Saturday and Sunday by the new Colorado College coaching staff when they decide which Tigers will play in...

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Saturday update: Kivihalme, Slavin, Krushelnyski, SCSU suspension, NCHC

Oct 4, 2014

Colorado College defensemen Teemu Kivihlame and Jaccob Slavin were named to the 50 NCAA Players to Watch list by The Hockey News. Slavin is ranked...

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NCHC update: Miami injury, notes

Oct 3, 2014

Miami senior forward Jimmy Mullin will take a medical redshirt this season while he heals from an undisclosed injury suffered last season. He has...

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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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