The Bantam Elite League Minor Division enters its second season of existence with seven teams and 28 regular-season games on the docket. Just one season into existence, the Minor Division has proven to be a fertile feeder group for the Major Division, with most of the players atop the Major scoring and goaltending leaders having spent time in the Minor Division last season.
A handful of players that will be competing in the Minor Division got their first taste of the Bantam Elite League while playing for the Rangers, a rotating cast of young players skating against the second-years.
After opening at St. Louis Park in conjunction with the finale of the BEL Major season, the Minor Division will hit the road for a slate of games at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks (ND), home of the eight-time NCAA Men's Ice Hockey national champion University of the North Dakota. The league then concludes with playoffs and championship Sunday at St. Thomas Ice Arena Sept. 13-15.
For team rosters, statistics, and schedules for the Bantam Elite League Minor Division click here.
August 23 (St. Louis Park Recreation Center)
North Stars vs. Bruins, 7:00 P.M.
August 25 (St. Louis Park Recreation Center)
Team Wisconsin vs. Team North Dakota, 8:00 A.M.
Kings vs. Bruins, 11:30 A.M.
Bolts vs. Sharks, 8:00 A.M. UND (Olympic Rink)