Cepis, Harper named Sher-Wood Hockey Players of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Jacob Cepis and Shane Harper of the Trenton Titans have been named co-winners of the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week award for March 18-24.


The two combined for 27 points with Cepis scoring five goals and adding nine assists and Harper tallying seven goals and six assists in four games last week.


The week opened with Harper recording an assist in a 7-1 loss at Elmira on Wednesday. Harper recorded a hat trick, including a power-play and shorthanded goal, while Cepis had three points (1g-2a) in a 5-2 win against Wheeling on Friday. In an 8-2 victory over the Nailers on Saturday, Cepis set an ECHL season-high with six points (2g-4a) while Harper notched his second straight hat trick and added a pair of assists. On Sunday, Cepis recorded five points (2g-3a) and Harper tallied four points (1g-3a) in an 8-2 win at Elmira.


Cepis leads the Titans, and is fourth in the ECHL, with 72 points (23g-49a) in 63 games. The 25-year-old has 117 points (43g-74a) in 120 career ECHL games with Trenton and Idaho.


Harper has 22 points (11g-11a) in 12 games with the Titans and has added eight points (4g-4a) in 42 games with Adirondack of the American Hockey League. The 24-year-old has 67 points (33g-34a) in 60 career ECHL games with Trenton and Greenville and 39 points (19g-20a) in 137 career games with Adirondack.


The two become the first players in the ECHL since the 2007-08 season to be named co-players of the week.


On behalf of Jacob Cepis and Shane Harper, a case of pucks will be donated to a Trenton youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 27,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runner Up: Nikita Kashirsky, Reading (4 gp, 3g, 5a, 8 pts.).


Also Nominated: Daniel Tetrault (Evansville), Rocco Carzo (Florida), Matt Firman (Fort Wayne), Joey Haddad (Gwinnett), Ian Watters (Idaho), Nick Sirota (Kalamazoo), Andrew Sarauer (Las Vegas), Derek Couture (Ontario), Chris Langkow (South Carolina), Shawn Weller (Stockton), Willie Coetzee (Toledo) and Colin Vock (Utah).



Oct. 12-14Riley ArmstrongUtah Grizzlies
Oct. 15-21 Artem DemkovElmira Jackals
Oct. 22-28Brandon DubinskyAlaska Aces
Oct. 29-Nov. 4Michael ForneyColorado Eagles
Nov. 5-11Chad CostelloColorado Eagles
Nov. 12-18Toni RajalaStockton Thunder
Nov. 19-25C.J. StretchOntario Reign
Nov. 26-Dec. 2Brad MillsUtah Grizzlies
Dec. 3-9Dylan ClarkeEvansville IceMen
Dec. 10-16Ryan Lasch Fort Wayne Komets
Dec. 17-23Phil DeSimoneTrenton Titans
Dec. 24-30Dan GendurOrlando Solar Bears
Dec. 31-Jan. 6Corey ElkinsFort Wayne Komets
Jan. 7-13Nicholas TremblayBakersfield Condors
Jan. 14-20Bretton CameronGreenville Road Warriors
Jan. 21-27Tyler McNeelySouth Carolina Stingrays
Jan. 28-Feb. 3Colin VockUtah Grizzlies
Feb. 4-10Andrew SarauerLas Vegas Wranglers
Feb. 11-17Kevin R. BakerEvansville IceMen
Feb. 18-24Stephen SchultzTrenton Titans
Feb. 25-March 3Trevor ParkesToledo Walleye
March 4-10Mathieu AubinCincinnati Cyclones
March 11-17Adam EstocletUtah Grizzlies