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13-Year-Old Anthony Cipollone Commits to Vermont

Matt Dewkett

2002-born forward Anthony Cipollone announced via Twitter that he has committed to play college hockey at Vermont.

There's little information about Cipollone out there, largely because he was a peewee last season. Cipollone's older brother Joey committed to Vermont earlier this year. At 13 years old, Cipollone surpasses Shattuck-St. Mary's forward Oliver Wahlstrom as the youngest player to commit to a Division I hockey program. Though it is worth noting that Wahlstrom has already backed out of that commitment despite not yet starting high school.

This is not Vermont's first foray into extremely young recruiting. The Catamounts were among the first programs to start taking commitments from players prior to their 15th birthday with commitments from Connor Anthione and Thomas Forgione in 2008. Anthione ended up playing Division III while Forgione, one of the select few to keep his commitment to a school made that early, has four goals and three assists in 38 career games played for the Catamounts, though did not register a point in five games as a sophomore last year.