Jacob Cepis, a participant in the Sabres summer conditioning camp, has decided to leave the Bowling Green hockey team for unspecified reasons. Entering the CCHA last season in the same class as Nick Eno, the talented sophomore is expected to re-emerge on the hockey radar sooner rather than later, as this does not appear to be a bizarre situation comparable to Stefan Legien's retirement from the OHL. As suggested, an out-of-conference transfer may be in the air.
Cepis has played left wing most of his career at BG, but was moved to center last Saturday against Notre Dame. “It’s one of those things that if you’re not happy, the game isn’t fun for you,” Cepis said. “At a certain point, you have to say it wasn’t the right fit. That’s the bottom line.” The Falcons are 5-10-3 overall and 4-7-1-0 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association entering this weekend’s series against Clarkson (2-8-4). Faceoff is 7:05 Friday night and 5:05 Saturday night. “It’s a bummer,” BG sophomore goalie Nick Eno said. “He’s a big part of our team. But we have to move on and, hopefully, it’ll the bring the guys a little bit tighter. The guys are going to be down a little bit, but it’ll help us out in the end. Guys will be stepping up more to fill his shoes.”More to come on this.