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Twelve Falcons garner league academic honors

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...

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Harstad, Stoykewych sign with AHL Manitoba

Jul 2, 2015

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

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Three with area ties sign NHL/AHL contracts

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...

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Slavin leaves Tigers for pros

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...

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CC announces hockey start times

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...

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Hamburg among New Zealand league leaders

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...

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Former Colorado College great Hay named to Hockey Hall of Fame

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...

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Air Force hockey schedule trickles in

Jun 29, 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...

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Colorado Springs native drafted by NHL's Bruins

Jun 27, 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...

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McElhinney signs two-year extension with Columbus

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...

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Air Force hockey adds experienced assistant

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...

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CC commit garners tournament MVP award

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...

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Area native contending for 2015 U.S. team

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....

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Two CC commits picked in NAHL entry draft

Jun 9, 2015

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

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Former Tiger playing in New Zealand

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...

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Tigers get commit from another NHLer's son

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 season....

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Omaha announces name for new arena

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...

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Lampl signs with German 2 league runner-up

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...

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Incoming freshman garners USHL honor

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...

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Tigers, Falcons among best for NCAA academic progress rate

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...

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Denver hires new assistant with NCAA, NHL ties

May 27, 2015

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

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Canadian commits to CC hockey

May 21, 2015

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

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Owens takes over USHL Sioux Falls Stampede

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....

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Owens announcement expected Thursday

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...

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CC alum Salcido heads to Germany

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...

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Colorado Springs native heads to England to play

May 19, 2015

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

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Air Force, Denver in 2016 Ice Breaker field

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....

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Hakstol leaves North Dakota for Flyers; successor named

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 the Philadelphia...

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Former Colorado College hockey coach Scott Owens linked to USHL job

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...

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CC connections in juniors, pro playoffs

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...

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Colorado College hockey announces 2015-16 schedule, prepares for 'tough' start

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...

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CC signs 5-year extension with KRDO

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...

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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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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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