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Tigers in the pros: Sterling returns to Chicago

Tigers in the pros: Rylan Schwartz, Chad Rau, Jeff Collett, Stephen Schultz, Bill Sweatt, Eric Walsky
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Former Colorado College Tigers center Rylan Schwartz signed a one-year contract with Heilbronner Falkons of the German second division on July...

Avalanche sign ECHL affiliation agreement with Colorado Eagles
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

The Colorado Avalanche signed an affiliation agreement with the ECHL’s Colorado Eagles on Wednesday which means some Avs prospects may start their...

Silence says more than announcement in churning NCHC expansion rumor mill
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

One rumored new National Collegiate Hockey Conference member refused to comment while another made a “big announcement” about its holiday...

Jaden Schwartz signs $26.75 million deal with St. Louis
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Former Colorado College winger Jaden Schwartz avoided an arbitration hearing next week by signing a new five-year, $26.75 million contract on Friday...

Air Force announces upcoming hockey schedule
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Air Force will open next season against a perennial powerhouse of college hockey.

The Falcons will open the 2016-17 regular season against...

Analysis: Recent Minnesota State renovations aid strong NCHC application (video)
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016 Analysis: Recent renovations makes for a strong MSU application

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NCHC may be expanding after Minnesota State applies for membership
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Western Collegiate Hockey Association commissioner Bill Robertson expressed his dismay on Wednesday when he announced member school Minnesota State...

CC in the pros: Fejes, Prosser, Dineen, Guentzel
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Former Tigers Hunter Fejes and Nate Prosser are playing in Minnesota's Da Beauty League, which features North American professional players competing...

Former Colorado College player, coach Jeff Sauer back leading USA sled hockey
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Former Colorado College player, assistant and head coach Jeff Sauer will return for his sixth season leading the U.S. national men’s sled hockey...

Bradley brothers head to NHL developmental camps
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Cody and Trey Bradley are both spending this week in NHL developmental camps with the recently graduated Cody participating with the Minnesota Wild...

College hockey roundup: Possible rule change; Bentley arena; North Dakota news; Hobey winner's free agency
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

The NCAA commissioners voted to add time off for college athletes. It is unclear how this may (or not) affect college hockey players.


Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland has one reason for optimism
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jul 5, 2016

Colorado College coach Mike Haviland said inadequate conditioning for the 6-29-1 Tigers showed most in the third period last season when they entered...

Concussion forces Colorado Springs skater, U.S. medalist to retire
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jul 1, 2016

Colorado Springs-based figure skater Joshua Farris, the 2015 U.S. bronze medalist, has retired due to the lingering effects of a concussion suffered...

Blues GM does not expect bidding war for former Tigers star
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jun 30, 2016

NHL free agency opens Friday and St. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong does not seem overly worried about re-signing restricted free agent Jaden...

Denver hockey coach gets new contract, pay raise
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Denver hockey coach Jim Montgomery will sign a new five-year contract on Wednesday that will include a sizeable pay raise after leading the Pioneers...

Tigers pick up commit from goalie prospect
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Buffalo native Matt Ladd’s first look at the Front Range and the merits of the block plan sold him on Colorado College. Getting to know the coaches...

College hockey roundup: Kivihalme; NHL Draft; area native; North Dakota captains; Serratore; Olofsson update; Jaden negotiations
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The Minnesota Wild say Gustav Olofsson's shoulder injury is healed and he will be ready to report to training camp on time. It is the second...

Quiet time for CC at NHL draft likely
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jun 24, 2016


There isn’t likely to be a Colorado College name heard during this weekend’s NHL draft with commit Zach Berzolla getting some...

Former Tigers defenseman Slavin picks up Calder Trophy vote
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Former Colorado College defenseman Jaccob Slavin received a single fifth-place vote to finish in a tie for 10th place in the Calder Trophy voting by...

Record 14 AFA hockey players earn all-league academic honors
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 22, 2016

A record 14 Air Force hockey players were named to the Atlantic Hockey Conference all-academic team for last season.  The previous academy mark...

Colorado College hockey announces 2016-17 home game times
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Last season’s 6:07 p.m. Saturday schedule experiment must have been deemed a success because Colorado College hockey will have five of its eight...

Roundup: North Dakota unveils new logo; Jaden contract; early departures; NCHC players make jr. eval camp
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 22, 2016

North Dakota set the college hockey Twitterverse afire when it released its new logo.

11 Tigers freshmen garner all-NCHC academic accolades
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Jun 20, 2016

A league-high 11 Colorado College incoming sophomores were named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference academic all-league team on...

College hockey roundup: SCSU prez, OT changes, UMass, Mason
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Four UMass players have left the Hockey East program after the arrival of a new coach. The Minutemen will be without their top two scorers from last...

NCHC officials director enters hall of fame
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 15, 2016

National Collegiate Hockey Conference officiating director Don Adam was inducted into the Colorado Ice Hockey Referee Association Hall of Fame on...

List: Honoring "Mr. Hockey" and other all-time greats
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Jun 12, 2016

We should always be thankful for opportunities we have received and while I never had the pleasure of meeting the now late “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe,...

Switchbacks now alone atop conference standings
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Jun 12, 2016

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks enjoyed their most success at the LA Galaxy II and took the lead in the conference standings after they played to a...

NHL stage for Air Force at Arizona State this October
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Air Force will play at the Arizona Coyotes’ Gila River Arena Friday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 16 when they take on NCAA Division I independent...

Survey: Colorado Springs among best U.S. hockey cities
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 8, 2016

Colorado Springs was ranked ninth out of the college hockey towns and 29th overall (including all levels of hockey) in this year’s “Best Cities for...

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