Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm have added forward Joey Cipollone to the active roster ahead of tonight’s road game against the Waterloo Black Hawks. Cipollone was drafted by Tri-City 46th overall, in the 3rd round, of the 2015 USHL Phase I draft. He skated for the team in all sixty-two of its games during the 2017-2018 season. Cipollone spent last season, and part of this season, with the University of Vermont in the NCAA. He netted three goals and recorded one assist in the 2019-2020 regular season for Vermont.
Joey Cipollone, 20, of Purchase, New York, returns to Tri-City following forty-seven games played with the University of Vermont Catamounts. He scored his first career USHL goal on October 20th, 2017 in Tri-City’s 4-1 defeat of the Omaha Lancers at the Viaero Center. Cipollone scored a goal in each of his next two games to record his first career three game goal streak. During that stretch, Tri-City went 3-0 against it in state rivals Lincoln and Omaha and outscored the Stars and Lancers by a 16-3 margin. In total, the Storm held a record of (4-0-0-1) during in the 2017-2018 regular season in games where Cipollone scored a goal. At Vermont, he led the team with nine goals and skated in all thirty-four games during his freshman season in 2018-2019.
“We’re excited to welcome Joey back to Tri-City, we believe he’s going to be a really good addition to our forward group. He brings college level experience to our locker room, and we hope to help to develop him over the next few months for his next stop in college hockey.” President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach Anthony Noreen