Brooks Bandits forward Anthony Cipollone commits to Quinnipiac

BROOKS, AB – The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) are thrilled to announce 2002-born forward Anthony Cipollone has committed to Quinnipiac University.

Cipollone, 19, is from Purchase, NY and is currently in his second season with the Bandits, scoring 32 points (10G, 22A) through 34 games.

He’s 5th on the Bandits in assists and 8th in scoring.

“Anthony is certainly deserving of this opportunity with Quinnipiac. He has been a great teammate over the last two seasons and truly shown his commitment to our organization during last season’s long pause,” said Bandits Head Coach and GM, Ryan Papaioannou.

“He’s grown into a reliable two-way centre that provides key minutes in all situations. Although small in stature, he plays big every night and is more than willing to play hard against any opponent.”

Located in Hamden, CT, the Quinnipiac Bobcats compete in the ECAC Hockey Conference (NCAA Division I). Cipollone’s older brother Joey currently plays for the Bobcats.

He’s the 16th Bandit on the roster to be committed to an NCAA Division I school, joining:

  • Boston Buckberger (Wisconsin)
  • Dominick Campione (Arizona State)
  • Ethan Lund (Niagara)
  • Brendan Poshak (Northern Michigan)
  • Jack Seymour (Holy Cross)
  • Ryan McAllister (Western Michigan)
  • Noah Hackett (Niagara)
  • Aiden Fink (Wisconsin)
  • TJ Hughes (Mercyhurst)
  • Brendan Kennette (Sacred Heart)
  • Hunter Wallace (RPI)
  • Josh Zinger (Northern Michigan)
  • Devin Phillips (Holy Cross)
  • Wes Turner (Holy Cross)
  • Zach Bookman (Merrimack)

The Bandits return to action on Friday, December 31 when they visit the Blackfalds Bulldogs. The next home game is Saturday, January 1 when they host the Calgary Canucks at 4:00 pm.