The Binghamton Devils announced that the club has promoted Rob Lippolis to the team’s play-by-play broadcaster. The announcement was made today by Devils’ Executive Vice President of Business Operations Tom Mitchell.
Lippolis, 28, is a 2011 graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego and was the Binghamton Senators Director of Media & Community Relations in 2016-17. Previously, the Windsor, New York native served as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Omaha Lancers and the Corpus Christi IceRays of the North American Hockey League.
“We are excited to to enter into this new era of professional hockey in Binghamton and are full of confidence in the talent both on the ice as well as in our broadcast booth,” said Mitchell. “Rob brings a lot of energy to the game and will be a great on–air representative of our organization.”
Lippolis called games for the NCAA Division III Oswego State Lakers and has filled in on the radio for the American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage and Binghamton Senators.
“I’m humbled and thrilled to become the voice of the Devils,” said Lippolis. “To be able to call games in a building I grew up skating in is a dream come true. I’m looking forward to an exciting season.”
Lippolis joins Tony Brown (Omaha Lancers/Cleveland Monsters), Zack Fisch (Dubuque Fighting Saints/Hershey Bears) and Ryan Smith (Madison Capitols/Springfield Thunderbirds) as former USHL media staff who are currently working in the AHL.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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