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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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More Thursday reading: Prosser, Schwartz, Perry

Oct 2, 2014

Former Tiger Jaden Schwartz will play in his first 2014 preseason game tonight against the Wild, which claimed Nate Prosser off waivers earlier...

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Thursday reading: Recruiting classes, preseason Top 10, AHA ballot

Oct 2, 2014

Boston University leads another batch of recruiting class rankings. A few NCHC teams and Air Force are also mentioned. CC plays five of the...

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Midweek reading: AFA-CC series, Krushelnyski, Bachman, WCHA, Gunner

Oct 1, 2014

Air Force plans to play Colorado College twice next season in a home-and-home series, Falcons coach Frank Serratore told Gazette columnist David...

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CC picks up New Jersey Hitmen commit

Sep 30, 2014

New Jersey Hitmen defenseman Ben Israel, 20, committed to play for Colorado College hockey as soon as fall 2015, the Tier-I United States Premier...

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Let the mocking begin: My NCHC preseason poll ballot

Sep 30, 2014

In the interest of full disclosure here is the NCHC preseason poll ballot I submitted to the league. I do expect Colorado College to do better...

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Plenty of chatter in Monday's CC hockey practice

Sep 29, 2014

Monday’s practice was full of chatter, which is a good thing. The 45-minute session with the coaches was punctuated by coach Mike Haviland...

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Air Force picked third by AHA media

Sep 29, 2014

The Atlantic Hockey Media Association has released its annual preseason media poll and the selection of a preseason all-star team. Mercyhurst is...

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Monday reading: CC fitness, Bergh honor, WCHA preseason polls

Sep 29, 2014

CC’s season-opening foe Alabama-Huntsville (Oct. 10-11) was picked 12th out of 12 in both WCHA media and coaches preseason polls. Here is a link...

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CC shut out of national preseason polls

Sep 29, 2014

Air Force picked up three points and Colorado College none in the U.S. College Hockey Online Top-20 preseason poll. Neither garnered any votes in...

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Area defenseman tallies two assists in USA Hockey prospects game

Sep 26, 2014

Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo recorded two assists for Team Grier in the squad’s 6-3 win over Team Olczyk on Thursday in the USA Hockey...

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Tigers hockey picked to finish last in NCHC preseason poll

Sep 25, 2014

With a new coach and a team building off a 7-24-6 season, expectations are pretty low for Colorado College hockey entering its second season in...

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NCHC confirms national TV broadcasts

Sep 24, 2014

The NCHC confirmed the four national TV broadcasts for CC hockey road games this upcoming season. The broadcasts are: Dec. 6, CC at...

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Slavin makes NCHC preseason squad

Sep 24, 2014

Colorado College sophomore defenseman Jaccob Slavin picked up 13 votes for the all-NCHC team out of a possible 25 from league and national media....

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Air Force picked third in Atlantic Hockey Association preseason poll

Sep 24, 2014

Air Force was third in the Atlantic Hockey Association coaches preseason poll announced Wednesday morning. Mercyhurst was picked first with...

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Watch area native on TV Thursday

Sep 24, 2014

Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo will make his NHL Network debut on Thursday as part of the North American broadcast of the All-American...

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CC hockey picks up defenseman commit

Sep 23, 2014

Chicago Steel defenseman Charlie Raith committed to play at Colorado College starting as soon as fall 2016. “It was so clear that Colorado...

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Three recent CC grads land in Europe

Sep 23, 2014

Former Colorado College forwards Jeff Collett and Michael Morin have signed one-year deals with Amals of the Swedish Division II pro hockey...

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CC faces Hockey East faves this season

Sep 22, 2014

Future Colorado College opponent Providence College was picked to win the Hockey East Association title in the 2014-15 men's coaches' preseason...

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Three things to watch for AFA hockey

Sep 22, 2014

Here are three big questions for Air Force hockey as it prepares for the 2014-15 season. Will the top line pick up where they left off? Expect...

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Play golf with Av or Kings guest

Sep 22, 2014

As part of the LA Kings at Colorado Avalance Oct. 2 preseason game, the Kings and Avalanche will host a celebrity golf tournament at the Broadmoor...

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AFA hockey starts two hours earlier

Sep 19, 2014

The Air Force-Canisius hockey game on Saturday, Feb. 28, will begin at 5:05 p.m. at Cadet Ice Arena. The game was originally scheduled to start...

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CC single-game tickets on sale Saturday

Sep 19, 2014

Colorado College single-game hockey tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at CCTigers.com/Tickets or at The Broadmoor World Arena box office (10...

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Some Tigers turning heads early

Sep 17, 2014

Several Tigers look to be improved from last season. Junior Hunter Fejes continues to skate well and attack the net where his strength is an...

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Blog: Tigers hold first practice at World Arena; offseason injury update

Sep 15, 2014

The Tigers’ first practice at The Broadmoor World Arena was a challenging one. Colorado College coach Mike Haviland spotted a dip in the...

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Blog roundup: WMU hire; NCHC officials; Big 10 expansion?; SCSU

Sep 15, 2014

CC held its final preseason practiuce at Honnen arena on Friday night. They practice at World Arena later today. I will have a blog post about...

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5 questions this CC hockey preseason

Sep 14, 2014

There are few sure answers with a new coaching staff at this point. These questions will be revisited prior to the season opener. Will the...

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Hamburg, McMillin sign with CHL Allen

Sep 11, 2014

The two-time defending Central Hockey League champion Allen American signed two former Colorado College forwards for next season. Andrew Hamburg...

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NCHC offers new live game streaming online package

Sep 10, 2014

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference unveiled a new league-wide video streaming package that allows fans to watch all conference games next...

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CC single-game tickets go on sale Sept. 20

Sep 9, 2014

Colorado College single-game hockey tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at CCTigers.com/Tickets or at The Broadmoor World Arena box office (10...

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AFA hockey garners Idaho commit

Sep 10, 2014

Rookie forward Eric Jaeger of the NAHL’s Wichita Falls Wildcats committed to the Air Force Academy for 2016-17. “I’m excited to announce my...

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CC wins Gold Pan for Winkler

Feb 22, 2014

This one was for Winks. Saturday night’s 3-1 win over Denver was all the sweeter for the Tigers, who dedicated the victory to former Colorado...

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Tickets available for faceoff luncheon

Sep 5, 2014

The Colorado Springs Sports Corp. will hold its annual College Ice Hockey Face Off luncheon at noon Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Marriott Colorado...

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Midweek reading: Legal troubles; UNO player transfer; SCSU's super Finn

Sep 3, 2014

Starting New Hampshire goalie Casey DeSmith was arrested for assaulting a woman and suspended by the program. According to College Hockey News,...

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Former CC assistant joins USA Hockey

Sep 2, 2014

Former Colorado College assistant Joe Bonnett joined USA Hockey as an American Development Model regional manager. He will provide nationwide...

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Tigers in Europe, AFA commit, Eric Rud, NCHC officials award, Carlo, Howe

Aug 29, 2014

This Air Force commit's journey to the academy proved to be a long one. Former CC assistant Eric Rud hired two new assistants for the St. Cloud...

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Blog: Backup goalie leaves CC hockey

Aug 28, 2014

Senior backup goalie Courtney Lockwood left the Colorado College hockey program this offseason to focus on his final year of classes at the...

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Blog: Area native makes USA Hockey prospects game

Aug 27, 2014

Colorado Springs defenseman Brandon Carlo was named to the rosters for the third annual USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Sept. 25 at...

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Blog: CC hockey season ticket sales up

Aug 26, 2014

As or early this week, Colorado College hockey has sold 227 new season tickets since the hiring of new coach Mike Haviland in only 2 ½ months....

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Blog: Tigers meet fans at Sky Sox game

Aug 24, 2014

Four Colorado College hockey players – Aaron Harstad, Peter Stoykewych, Charlie Taft and Scott Wamsganz --  were on hand for the program’s...

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Blog: Tiger fans can ask questions of new coach

Aug 22, 2014

All Colorado College hockey fans are invited to take part in a town hall-style conference telephone call with new Tigers coach Mike Haviland at...

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Blog: Three former Tigers sign pro contracts

Aug 21, 2014

Three more former Tigers signed pro contracts for the 2014-15 season with Mark Cullen moving on to Bolzano (northern Italy) of the Austria I...

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Blog: Offseason AFA, CC hockey update

Aug 21, 2014

Incoming Air Force senior forward Cole Gunner participated in the Chicago Blackhawks development camp last month. He is the fifth Falcon to be...

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Midweek roundup: AFA, CC commits; World Arena, NCHC news

Aug 19, 2014

Playing catch-up on first day back from vacation … Robbie Johnson (Trail Smoke Eaters) has committed to Air Force for 2017-2018 St. Thomas...

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Blog: CC coaches biding their time before naming captains

Aug 9, 2014

The Colorado College coaching staff is taking its time before it decides which players will assume leadership roles this coming season. In years...

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Blog: Fredheim back for another year with AHL St. John's

Aug 8, 2014

Former Tigers defenseman Kris Fredheim re-signed for another season with the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League. Fredheim, 27,...

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Blog: Schultz signs with ECHL Orlando

Aug 7, 2014

Former Colorado College right wing Stephen Schultz is back in North America after signing a one-year deal with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears....

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Blog: Former Colorado College hockey players in the pros

Aug 4, 2014

The North Dakota beat writer put out a list of UND players in the pros and I am not above borrowing a great idea, especially in early August....

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Blog: Two 2014 graduates start career overseas

Aug 6, 2014

Two 2014 Colorado College graduates are starting their professional playing careers in Europe. Michael Morin signed to play next season for Amals...

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Blog: CC alumnus Sauer named to 2014 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class

Aug 6, 2014

Colorado College alumnus Jeff Sauer is one of four members of the incoming 2014 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction class announced on...

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Blog: Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo survives Team USA cuts

Aug 5, 2014

Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo survived the initial cuts for the United States at its World Junior Hockey Championships evaluation camp in...

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Blog: Colorado College hires alumnus away from Air Force Academy as new SID

Aug 4, 2014

Colorado College hired an alumnus and a fixture on the area college sports scene as its new sports information director. Longtime Air Force...

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Area native heads to Lake Placid for U.S. world juniors evaluation camp

Aug 1, 2014

The Team USA evaluation camp in Lake Placid, N.Y begins Saturday and Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo, a defenseman for the Tri-City...

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Former Tiger takes over LMU club program

Aug 1, 2014

Former Tiger Berk Nelson is the new head coach for the Loyola Marymount club hockey team. The Los Angeles native, now an attorney, leads a...

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Tickets on sale for hockey luncheon

Aug 1, 2014

The Colorado Springs Sports Corp. will hold its annual College Ice Hockey Face Off luncheon at noon Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Marriott Colorado...

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In the pros: McDermott re-signs with Steelheads

Jul 31, 2014

The ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads announced that they have agreed to terms with former Colorado College defenseman Eamonn McDermott. He grabbed their...

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Johnson enters NAHL coaching ranks

Jul 30, 2014

Former Colorado College wing Tyler Johnson has retired after three years playing professional hockey overseas to work as an assistant coach with...

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Air Force announces hockey schedule

Jul 29, 2014

The Air Force Falcons have won 20 or more games in five of the last seven seasons. It will not be easy to make that six out of eight, judging from...

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Midweek reading: Holka leaves, Rud feature, WCHA commissioner

Jul 29, 2014

St. Cloud State’s Joey Holka has left the school for the CHL’s Quad City Mallards.

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Bidwill signs with ECHL Colorado

Jul 28, 2014

The Colorado Eagles announced Monday that they have re-signed Arthur Bidwill for the 2014-15 season.  Bidwill, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound...

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Tigers in Europe: Guentzel, Rau, Salcido

Jul 26, 2014

After playing last season with Amur Khabarovsk of the KHL and JYP in Finland, former Tigers defenseman Brian Salcido will play for Saipa (Finland)...

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AFA opens season against Mercyhurst

Jul 23, 2014

Mercyhurst announced its 2014-15 schedule recently, and the Lakers will be the season and home-opening opponents for Air Force on Oct. 10-11....

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Midweek reading: North Dakota coach; Miami’s hopes; Omaha-Pens pipeline; Robert Morris contract

Jul 22, 2014

The first North Dakota coach to win a national championship (1958)  passed away over the weekend. My condolences to his family and...

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Prosser signs with St. Louis Blues

Jul 29, 2014

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that former Colorado College defenseman Nate Prosser has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues...

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Brian Connelly signs with Swedish team

Jul 20, 2014

Former Tigers defenseman Brian Connelly signed a one-year contract with Leksand of the top Sweden league last week.

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Dineen heads to Denmark league

Jul 18, 2014

Former Tigers captain Nick Dineen recently signed a one-year contract to play for Sonderjysk Elitesport of Denmark’s Elite League. Terms were not...

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Wild, former Tiger Prosser parting ways

Jul 17, 2014

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting that former Colorado College defenseman and unrestricted free agent Nate Prosser will not be...

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Former captain Rapuzzi signs with Swiss team

Jul 29, 2014

Swiss B League member EHC Visp announced it signed former Tigers captain William Rapuzzi , 24, for the upcoming season. Terms of the deal were not...

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Toby Petersen named as new AHL Springfield Falcons assistant coach

Jul 14, 2014

Former Colorado College hockey player Toby Petersen was hired as an assistant coach by the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, the top...

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Marciano in Australia; Jaden Schwartz changes jersey number

Jul 14, 2014

Two teams of Americans and Canadians – including former Tigers defenseman Joe Marciano and 11 other NCAA alumni – are playing a...

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Colorado College alum Kawano is program’s first director of hockey operations

Jul 11, 2014

It is another homecoming for the Colorado College staff with former goalie Chris Kawano named as the program’s first director of hockey operations...

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Weekend reading: Miami rink, UNO exhibition, Chase Perry

Jul 11, 2014

Miami completed $2 million in renovations to its ice hockey venue recently.

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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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