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Bantam Elite League minor division results and top scorers

The Bruins won the 2022 BEL minor division, while players from Maple Grove, East Grand Forks and Duluth top the leading scorers and goaltenders.

BEL Minors Canes
Boomer DeMars of Hugo, Minn., prepares for a face-off in a game against the Kings during the 2022 Bantam Elite League.
Sydney Wolf / The Rink Live

EAGAN, Minn. — The Bruins came out victorious as the winners of the 2022 Bantam Elite League minor division in a 6-5 overtime win to Team North Dakota this past weekend.

The championship match started off strong for the Bruins, heading into the half with a 3-1 lead over North Dakota.

The team from the north eventually started to rally in the second period, eventually pushing the game into overtime tied at 5-5.

In the extra frame, Axel Bisbee (Minnetonka) scored the game-winner for the Bruins to seal the deal, 6-5. Luca Jarvis (Lakeland) was named MVP.

This year in the BEL Minors, lots of scoring records were broken.

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The previous highest number of points scored during the BEL minor season was from Cooper Siegert (Faribault) in 2021 (24 points) — but that record was broken by four individuals this year.

Wyatt Kuznik (Maple Grove - 38 pts), Jace Panzer (East Grand Forks - 34 pts), Tyson Miller (St. Michael - 29 pts), and Freddie Schneider (Edina - 27 pts), all surpassed that marker.

Kaenan Smith of Duluth lead all goaltenders in both save percentage (.906) and goals against average (2.00O for the BEL minor division.

For a full list of top scorers and goaltending statistics, view the graphic below.

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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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