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Recent Rampart grad skips ceremony, wins two shooting silvers

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...

Area college hockey roundup: Air Force's Miller back as Team USA assistant; Falcons schedule; CC's Olofsson on Wild practice squad
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Air Force hockey will host independent Arizona State Oct. 13-14, the Pac-12 school announced on Friday. The Sun Devils and Falcons split their...

Former Colorado College hockey star Jaden Schwartz delivering in the clutch for St. Louis Blues in NHL playoffs
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The clutch scorer Jaden Schwartz was for Colorado College has reemerged in these NHL playoffs.

The left winger has two game-winning goals...

Switchbacks pregame: Pouaty, Vercollone will start vs. Real Monarchs
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Cameroonian goalkeeper Moise Pouaty will make his Colorado Springs Switchbacks debut versus the Real Monarchs SLC at 6 p.m. Saturday at Weidner...

Colorado College hockey plays Arizona State for first time this upcoming season
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Colorado College announced a 2017-18 season schedule that features first-time opponent Arizona State visiting the Broadmoor World Arena for a rare...

NCHC releases dates for Colorado College-Denver hockey games
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Colorado College’s league schedule features the usual challenging foes, including four games against NCAA champion Denver (Dec. 8-9, Feb. 16-17) and...

Colorado Springs Switchbacks to host second-round U.S. Open Cup game on May 17
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks will open U.S. Open Cup play in a second-round game at 6 p.m. May 17 at Weidner Field.

The United Soccer...

Colorado College hockey commit Robbie Stucker makes final NHL Central Scouting Draft ranking
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Minnesota high school defenseman Robbie Stucker, a Colorado College hockey commit, was ranked No. 88 among 247 North American skaters listed in the...

NHL's Black Monday claims former Colorado College hockey great Doug Lidster
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Canucks assistant Doug Lidster, the last former Colorado College Tigers hockey player to win a Stanley Cup, was also let go when Vancouver fired...

Air Force hockey finishes season ranked No. 12 in national poll
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Air Force hockey was ranked No. 12 in the final U.S. College Hockey Online poll of the season. It is the Atlantic Hockey Conference program’s highest...

Colorado College hockey picks up commitment from goalie scheduled to join Tigers next season
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Apr 7, 2017

Colorado College hockey picked up a commitment from Odessa Jackalopes goalie Jon Flakne, 20, on Thursday.

The North American Hockey League...

Video: Switchbacks midfielder Masta Kacher wins USL goal of the week vote
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Apr 6, 2017

Colorado Springs Switchbacks midfielder Masta Kacher won the fan online poll for Week 2’s United Soccer League goal of the week for his score against...

Omaha promotes alumnus Mike Gabinet to lead college hockey program
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Mike Gabinet is the third head hockey coach in Nebraska-Omaha history, The National Collegiate Hockey Conference member school announced on...

Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland stressing consistency this offseason, next year
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Apr 4, 2017

Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland used his chance to talk to the entire Tigers team and its fan base at Sunday’s awards luncheon to...

Colorado College hockey hands out annual team awards
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Apr 2, 2017

Freshman goalie Alex Leclerc was named as the Tigers’ Most Valuable Player at the annual Colorado College hockey awards luncheon on Sunday at the...

Rapid Reaction: Air Force hockey rally falls short versus Harvard in NCAA East Regional final
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Rapid Reaction

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A gritty comeback attempt fell short and ended Air Force’s hockey season one win shy of its first NCAA...

Rapid Reaction: Air Force hockey holds off Western Michigan for 2nd NCAA tournament win
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Note: Follow @Paisleyhockey on Twitter for updates from Friday's 5:30 p.m. Air Force-Western Michigan game in the NCAA hockey...

NCAA East Regional hockey team capsules: Harvard, Western Michigan, Air Force and Providence
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Here are team-by-team capsules for the four teams in the NCAA East regional men's ice hockey tournament at the Dunkin Donuts Center in downtown...

Colorado College captain Sam Rothstein signs pro hockey deal; may make debut Wednesday in Loveland
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Colorado College senior Sam Rothstein has signed an amateur tryout contract with the ECHL’s Rapid City Rush, joining former Tigers teammate Hunter...

Air Force hockey hangs on to narrow lead to win Atlantic Hockey tournament, automatic NCAA Tournament bid
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Mar 19, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Air Force hockey is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years after a heart-pounding 2-1 win over Robert...

Championship Saturday: Air Force, Robert Morris vie for Atlantic Hockey title
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Here are updated team capsules for No. 17 Air Force and fourth-seeded Robert Morris entering tonight’s Atlantic Hockey Conference championship game...

Rapid reaction: Air Force shuts out Army to reach Atlantic Hockey final
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Pregame report

The biggest question of the night was answered shortly after Army’s morning skate on Friday when it was announced that senior...

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