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Chris Lipe Commits to Michigan Tech

12/12/2018, 9:00am CST
By Jack Milewski, Dubuque Fighting Saints

Lipe has been a dependable defenseman for the Dubuque Fighting Saints this season.

Chris Lipe, Dubuque Fighting Saints (courtesy Hickling Images)

Dubuque Fighting Saints defenseman Chris Lipe has announced his commitment to Michigan Tech. Lipe, a dependable defenseman for the Fighting Saints, has seven points on the season after the team acquired him from the Des Moines Buccaneers before the season started.


“Chris’s performance has been consistent and stable from day one," said Dubque head coach Oliver David. “He is a trustworthy defenseman who read the game well and Chris has been invaluable to us this year. Undoubtedly he will add value to Michigan Tech’s back end next season.”


Lipe has two goals and five assists for the Fighting Saints in his first season with Dubuque. He has been a steady presence on the the blue line since the season started. He is tied for the team lead with a plus-10 on the season.


“I am very happy to be committed to Michigan Tech,” said Lipe. “I am very excited to join such a great program.”


Before coming to Dubuque, Lipe spent a year in the USHL with the Des Moines Buccaneers. In 55 games, Lipe totaled seven points, which he has already matched this season. Prior to his time in the USHL, Lipe played a season for the Kenai River Brown Bears of the NAHL, recording 22 points in 60 games.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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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