Forward Jacob Cepis was the focal point of the Idaho Steelheads offense last season when he led the team in scoring with 45 points.
A year later, he was asked to play a reduced role. Unhappy with that role, he asked coach Brad Ralph to be traded.
That request was granted Wednesday, when Cepis was traded to the Trenton Titans (ECHL) in exchange for future considerations.
He wasnt happy for about two weeks, Ralph said. He wasnt happy with his ice time, and it was beginning to negatively affect the team. It came to a point where he told me he wanted a trade.
Cepis played 15 games with Idaho this season. He had six goals and seven assists, and his 13 points ranked him in a tie for seventh on the team.
Ralph said the deal was made in the best interests of the player and the team.
We sent him out East, so at least we dont have to (play against him), Ralph said.
Goaltender Josh Robinson was named the ECHL goalie of the month for November.
The 23-year-old rookie out of Michigan Tech posted a 6-0-0 record with a .928 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average.
Good for him, Ralph said. Hes had a great attitude and work ethic. Hes very deserving.
The Springfield Falcons of the AHL have reassigned defenseman Patrick Cullity to Idaho. Cullity was called up by Springfield on Nov. 23 and he appeared in two games with the Falcons.
Cullity has two goals and three assists in 16 games with Idaho this season. He is expected to be in the lineup when Idaho plays at Las Vegas on Friday night.
Idaho plays two more home games during the month of December: against Alaska on Wednesday and Las Vegas on Dec. 22.
Idaho (14-5-2) sits in second place in the ECHLs Mountain Division, two points behind Alaska (16-5-0), which has the best record in the league.