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Bantam Elite League major team rosters announced

Players have been slotted into six teams who will compete later in the summer against top competition

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A player from Centennial competes at the 2022 VFW Bantam State Tournament.
Sydney Wolf / The Rink Live

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — The final major team rosters for this year's Bantam Elite League, a league designed to attract and promote the top Bantam-aged players in Minnesota, have been announced.

Players were invited to try out for an upper-level league in the spring and were evaluated until only the top players remained. The players for the major BEL teams are of the 2007 and 2008 birth years.

The eight major teams will start their competition July 29-31 in Mendota Heights at the St. Thomas Ice Arena. The two other weekends of play will be held in St. Cloud and Burnsville.

Past BEL alumni include current New York Rangers defenseman K'Andre Miller (St. Paul), 2022 Hobey Baker Hat-Trick Finalist Bobby Brink (Minnetonka), and 2021 Mr. Hockey Jack Peart (Grand Rapids), among many others.

The rosters for each of the teams can be found below.

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More information on the minor BEL rosters can be found here .

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Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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