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2019 Bantam Elite League Minor Preview

By Peter Odney , 08/22/19, 6:30PM CDT

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Players to Watch for each team, key matchups, and an overview of the BEL Minor 2019 season.

7 Teams On Tap For Second BEL Minor Season

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.  

Players to Watch

BEL Minor Key Matchups

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. 

September 8

Bolts vs. Sharks, 8:00 A.M. UND (Olympic Rink) 

Players to Watch

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