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Solar Bears add scoring punch with Cepis


Orlando, Fla. – The
Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced that they have agreed to terms with forward Jacob Cepis.

Cepis has amassed 121 points (45g-76a) in 123 career ECHL games with Idaho and Trenton. He played 25 games this season with Karlskrona of the Allsvenskan (Sweden) League, scoring seven points (4g-3a). Cepis split last season between the Steelheads and Titans, combining for 76 points (25g-51a) and finished tied for first in the ECHL with 51 assists while his 76 points ranked third in the league.

Cepis began the 2011-12 season with Tappara of the Finnish Elite League before closing the season with Idaho. He made his professional debut at the end of the 2010-11 season playing one game for the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.

Before joining the professional ranks, the Parma, Ohio native played two seasons for the University of Minnesota (2009-11) and two seasons for Bowling Green State University (2007-09). He was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team in 2010-11 when he had 29 points (12g-17a) with Minnesota and the CCHA All-Rookie team with 31 points (15g-16a) as a member of Bowling Green in 2007-08. Cepis skated two seasons with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (2005-07) in the USHL, scoring 101 points (46g-55a) in 116 games. In 2006-07, Cepis led the USHL with 34 goals, was named to the USHL First All-Star Team and played in the USHL All-Star Game.