Kippenberger Commits to UMass Dartmouth

Warriors All-Star Defenseman Set to Join Corsairs this Fall

HAVERHILL, MA -- Timothy Kippenberger, a defenseman for the Valley Jr Warriors, has committed to UMass Dartmouth (UMD) for the fall of 2021.

The '01 native of Wilmington, MA recently finished his first and only season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), and in 38 total games, Kippenberger notched 15 points to his credit.

"Tim has elite level skating and shooting ability," said Warriors head coach and general manager Ryan McGrath. “Tim excelled in all situations for us this season and I fully expect he’ll do the same for Coach Noack at UMD."

With Kippenberger's commitment, the EHL sees its streak reach a perfect eight for eight, as the league has helped at least one player per season advance to UMD since its inception back in 2013. Overall, Kippenberger is the 32nd player in league history to choose the Corsairs' hockey program, and despite still having one year left of junior hockey eligibility, he's ready to make the jump this fall.

Prior to joining the Warriors, Kippenberger spent four years at Cushing Academy (USHS-Prep) in Ashburnham, MA. The experience at Cushing, along with a season in the EHL, brought forth numerous college options for Kippenberger. Ultimately the steady defenseman chose UMD as the best fit for himself academically.

Learn more about the Warriors on the team's official website, and check out the full 2020-21 NCAA commitment list.