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Former Air Force hockey standout Derrick Burnett tallies five assists in inline world championships victory
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Former Air Force standout Derrick Burnett recorded five assists in Team USA's 8-2 win over Croatia to help the Americans earn the top Pool A seed...

Colorado College hockey announces five signees, including NHL draft pick and Eddie Olczyk's son
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Five future Tigers, including the first NHL draft pick recruited under Colorado College coach Mike Haviland, have signed to join the National...

Colorado Springs Switchbacks defender Sean McFarlane garners USL team of week honor
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Colorado Springs Switchbacks defender Sean McFarlane was named to the United Soccer League team of the week after he scored the only goal as the...

Minnesota Wild sign former Colorado College hockey defenseman Gustav Olofsson to new deal
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Former Colorado College defenseman Gustav Oloffson signed a two-year, $1.45 million contract with the Minnesota Wild, the NHL franchise...

CC Tigers playing hockey overseas: Brian Connelly, Nick Dineen, Gabe Guentzel, Cody Lampl, Rylan Schwartz
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Former Colorado College defenseman Brian Connelly has signed a one-year contract extension with Dornbirner in Austria's top pro league.

The...

Future Colorado College defenseman Robbie Stucker goes in seventh round of NHL draft by Columbus
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Jun 24, 2017

A whirlwind week for Colorado College hockey commit Robbie Stucker is just getting started.

The Minnesota high school defenseman leaves Sunday...

Colorado College hockey to hold exhibition in Breckenridge to start next season
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The upcoming Colorado College hockey campaign will start outside the Pikes Peak region with the school's exhibition game to be held in...

Former Air Force hockey standout Derrick Burnett makes Team USA inline world championships team
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Former Air Force ice hockey standout Derrick Burnett, 30, is back on the U.S. national inline hockey team and will compete for Team USA at the 2017...

Five Tigers, two others with Colorado Springs ties, left unprotected heading into NHL Las Vegas expansion draft
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Five former Colorado College standouts and two others with Pikes Peak region ties were made by available by their NHL organizations for the Las Vegas...

New Zealander joining Colorado College women's soccer
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Central midfielder Johanna Hamblett is transferring to Colorado College following a strong freshman season at Mississippi State. She will join the...

Lone senior Teemu Kivihalme leaves Colorado College hockey program
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jun 15, 2017

The Hockey News is reporting that Colorado College defenseman Teemu Kivihlame will forgo his senior season of eligibility with the Tigers.

The...

LA Galaxy II player gets 3-game suspension for elbowing Colorado Springs Switchbacks defender Josh Phillips
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 14, 2017

The LA Galaxy II’s Ethan Zubak received a three-game suspension and was fined an undisclosed amount by the United Soccer League for elbowing Colorado...

Colorado Springs Switchbacks forward Kevaughn Frater named as United Soccer League player of the week
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Colorado Springs Switchbacks forward Kevaughn Frater was named as the United Soccer League player of the week after scoring both goals in a 2-1 road...

Air Academy graduate Abby Farrell named to Team USA for junior Para Track and Field World Championships
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

Air Academy graduate Abby Farrell is one of four Coloradans named to Team USA for the inaugural World Para Athletics Junior Championships Aug. 3-6 in...

Air Force hockey sophomore Kyle Haak earns CoSIDA academic All-American honor
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jun 8, 2017

Air Force forward Kyle Haak was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSiDA) academic All-American third team for the...

Switchbacks goalkeeper Moise Pouaty garners USL save of the week honor
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jun 8, 2017

Colorado Springs Switchbacks goalkeeper Moise Pouaty received the save of the week award from the United Soccer League.

It is his first such...

Survey: Colorado Springs drops in rankings of best U.S. hockey cities for fans
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

Colorado Springs ranked No. 34 among best U.S. hockey cities for fans Powered by a No. 15 ranking thanks to the area's two college hockey programs,...

Colorado Springs Switchbacks captain Rony Argueta garners weekly USL honor
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jun 6, 2017

For the second week in a row, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks had a player named to the United Soccer League team of the week.

Captain Rony...

Colorado College-Denver hockey rivalry schedule to change for 2018-19 season
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jun 2, 2017

Starting with the 2018-19 season, the NCHC will schedule its regional rivalry games during the final weekend to minimize travel before the playoffs,...

Colorado Springs Switchbacks defender Jordan Burt named to USL team of the week
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, May 30, 2017

Colorado Springs defender Jordan Burt was named to the United Soccer League team of the week after he scored a career-high two goals in Saturday's...

Recent Rampart grad skips ceremony, wins two shooting silvers
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, May 27, 2017

Emily Stith, who skipped her graduation ceremony from Rampart High School last week to compete, was rewarded for her efforts on Friday with two air...

Colorado Springs Switchbacks open U.S. Open Cup play on Wednesday
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, May 13, 2017

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks enter U.S. Open Cup play on Wednesday with a 7 pm. home game at Weidner Field against FC Tucson of the Tier III...

Hockey assistant Gene Reilly resigns from Colorado College post
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, May 11, 2017

Colorado College hockey assistant Gene Reilly has resigned his post in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference program.
Reilly, 55, told...

NHL draft pick transfers from North Dakota to Colorado College
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, May 10, 2017

There will be a Wilkie brothers reunion at Colorado College in about a year.
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference program announced that...

Switchbacks grind out scoreless road tie at last-place Portland
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, May 10, 2017

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks held off a strong start by last-place Portland Timbers 2 to open its road trip with a scoreless road draw Wednesday...

United Soccer League names Switchbacks' Masta Kacher to team of the week
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, May 9, 2017

Colorado Springs midfielder Masta Kacher was named to the United Soccer League team of the week after scoring two goals in last Friday’s 3-0 home win...

It's brother versus brother with Air Force hockey playing Bemidji State next season
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, May 4, 2017

The Air Force hockey schedule continues to trickle in with the Falcons scheduled to open the season at Alaska-Fairbanks Oct. 6-7 followed by another...

Switchbacks pregame: Rapids loanee Perez starts in midfield
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Apr 29, 2017

With midfielders Luke Vercollone (ankle) and Chris James (unspecified) out with injuries, the Switchbacks picked up a loaned player in midfielder...

Colorado College women's rugby 7s club seeded second entering national championships
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Second-seeded Colorado College will play for a national collegiate club rugby sevens championship this weekend in Pittsburgh.

The CC women...

Blogger Bio

Joe Paisley is a member of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Selection Committee. He joined 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 began his career in Butte, Mont in 1994 where his first sports 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.

He moved on to the Gazette in March 2006 to become the high school sports editor; a position he held for more than three years.

Paisley and his wife live in the Old Colorado City area with their dog, Lucky.

Twitter: @Paisleyhockey

Email: joe.paisley@gazette.com.