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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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No. 7 Miami pulls away from CC, 3-1

Feb 13, 2015

Injuries to the CC forwards has the line shuffled quite a bit heading into Friday’s game against No. 7 Miami. Plenty of good seats remain...

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Air Force senior is CLASS award finalist

Feb 13, 2015

Air Force senior forward Chad Demers is one of 10 finalists for the national Senior CLASS Award. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and...

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CC tickets, team photo giveaway update

Feb 12, 2015

About 1,000 tickets remain available for each CC hockey game against No. 7 Miami this weekend, including Saturday when 3,000 team photo/cheer...

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Five questions that this weekend's games may answer for state college hockey fans

Feb 12, 2015

Will Colorado College hold up under a steady barrage from No. 7 Miami? 1 One of Miami's strengths is its forwards which, collectively, play a...

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Fridays not all right for frustrated Serratore

Feb 9, 2015

Air Force coach Frank Serratore is tired of going over the same hockey fundamentals during each Saturday morning video session. The Falcons are...

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Denver freshmen deliver against rival CC

Feb 6, 2015

Colorado College got the goaltending it needed, but it wasn’t enough against rival Denver and its talented freshmen on Friday night.

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Tickets dwindle as CC-DU game nears

Feb 5, 2015

Less than 350 tickets remain available for Friday’s No. 10 Denver at Colorado College game at The Broadmoor World Arena. To buy tickets go to...

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Denver player Matt Tabrum understands Gold Pan rivalry from both sides

Feb 5, 2015

It should be no surprise if injured Denver forward Matt Tabrum finds a way to play Friday at Colorado College. The Gold Pan rivalry series has...

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Air Force hockey picks up Colorado commit

Feb 5, 2015

Janesville Jets forward Evan Feno committed recently to play for Air Force starting next season. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder from Morrison, Colo....

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Tickets still available for Friday's DU-CC tilt

Feb 4, 2015

Less than 500 tickets remain available for Friday’s No. 10 Denver at Colorado College game at The Broadmoor World Arena. To buy tickets go to...

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Snowstorm keeps Robert Morris in town two extra days

Feb 2, 2015

The blizzard that hit Chicago over the weekend stranded Atlantic Hockey Conference leader Robert Morris in Colorado Springs for an extra two days...

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St. Cloud State routs CC with quick start

Jan 30, 2015

CC sophomore Zach Aman is out with an undisclosed injury prompting sophomore Sam Rothstein to move to second-line center. CC netminder Tyler...

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Weekend previews: Air Force, Colorado College are home; NCHC race heats up

Jan 30, 2015

How good are the Air Force Falcons? We may find out this weekend against No. 17 Robert Morris at Cadet Ice Arena. The struggles of last year...

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AFA hockey lands Alberta league commit

Jan 29, 2015

Maine native Jared Cockrell has committed to play for Air Force. His arrival date is to be announced. He leads all Alberta Junior Hockey League...

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Plenty of tickets available this weekend

Jan 28, 2015

About 750 tickets remain available for both home Colorado College hockey games against St. Cloud State this weekend with a Kids Night promotion...

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AFA senior Demers up for CLASS award

Jan 28, 2015

Air Force senior forward Chad Demers is one of 20 candidates for the 2015 men’s ice hockey Senior CLASS award, recognizing excellence on and off...

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Air Force lands commit from Topeka captain

Jan 27, 2015

Topeka RoadRunners captain Mike Gornall has committed to play hockey for Air Force starting this fall. The native of Irwin, Pa. is averaging a...

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Former Tigers on all-star rosters

Jan 26, 2015

Former Tigers goalie Richard Bachman was named to the Western Conference all-star game roster. The showcase starts at 5 p.m. Mountain in the...

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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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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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