Carter Nash, Rangers
|Goaltender||Will Arnold||North Stars||Moorhead|
|Goaltender||Zach Burdick||Wisconsin||Stevens Point|
|Goaltender||Cruz Fitzpatrick||North Dakota||West Fargo|
|Defense||Oliver Deschamp||North Dakota||Minot|
|Defense||Brock Gutterman||Bruins||Forest Lake|
|Defense||Zach Ostricki||Wisconsin||Stevens Point|
|Defense||Beck Thoreson||North Stars||Moorhead|
|Forward||Joey Cullen||North Stars||Moorhead|
|Forward||John Gramer||North Stars||Moorhead|
|Forward||Jack Larkin||North Dakota||West Fargo|
|Forward||Nolan Marto||North Dakota||Grand Forks|
|Forward||Caleb Miller||Kings||Elk River|
|Forward||Logan Mosser||North Dakota||Minot|
|Forward||Tyler Potter||North Stars||Pequot Lakes|
|Forward||Brody Ruprecht||Penguins||Prior Lake|
|Forward||Fletcher Schroeder||Wisconsin||Stevens Point|
Charlie Awsumb, Canes
Logan Mosser tallied nine goals and 17 points for North Dakota.
Logan Mosser's first game in the Bantam Elite League should have been considered a harbinger of what would come.
The Minot native scored two goals, added two assists, and was named Player of the Gamer for his efforts in an 8-3 win over Wisconsin.
Over the next dozen games, Mosser's play matched - and eclipsed - the four-point performance in West St. Paul.
Mosser finished the BEL Minor season with nine goals and 17 points, tied for sixth among all skaters in scoring. He proved game in and game out that how you play the game matters much more than what your stats say at the end.
Mosser's vocal leadership, willingness to go headstrong into any situation on the ice, and tempo-setting play in the postseason were the primary ingredients in the juice that Mosser brought to the North Dakota lineup.
Reese Cullen, Bruins
After being held without a point for consecutive games in the middle of the BEL Minor season, Cullen went on a tear to end the campaign, tallying four points in three games as the Bruins bowed out in the playoffs. Cullen’s motor and work ethic earned praise from multiple observers, as did his effort level in both the offensive and defensive zones.
Listed as a forward for the BEL Minor season, the Delano native was asked to step up on defense for a shorthanded Canes lineup during playoff weekend. He did so with enthusiasm and settled nicely into his spot on the blue line, playing so well that it looked like he’d been a blueliner the whole time.
It’s a cruel truth, but elite leagues at all levels are rarely kind to goaltenders. Brandt played the second-most minutes (349:00) and faced the most shots (271) of any netminder in the BEL Minor Division. Despite facing that barrage, the Rochester product stopped 223 shots and finished with a better-than-it-appears save percentage of .823.
Bodie Burris, North Dakota
Burris played a critical role on the backend during North Dakota’s run to the BEL Minor title, shutting down opposing forwards and routinely starting the breakout with his crips passes. In addition to his defensive prowess, the Grand Forks native also recorded seven points.
Aus marked the scoresheet in five of the North Stars’ last eight games, translating his hard work into production with five goals and nine points. Aus’ effort level never dipped over the three weekends, and his play drew praise from opposing coaches and players alike.
Dunbar finished the season with five assists for the Penguins, but his play on defense stood out over his 10 games. Described by an opposing coach as a long and physical defender who played well on both ends of the ice, Dunbar is only scratching the surface of his potential.
T.J. Wojtysiak, Rangers
As technically sound as a defender can be at this age, Wojtysiak gave opposing teams fits with his defensive play all summer. His ability to read the play, cut off angles, and throw his body around when needed made the Hermantown native one of the league’s best all-around defensemen.
One of the league’s best drivers in the offensive zone, Nelson tallied a pair of goals and eight assists for the Sharks. He notched multiple points in four games and was one of the more consistent forwards when it came to effort and puck control.
Schroeder’s offensive production (4G-8A-12P) for Wisconsin represents only a shallow view of his ability to change a game. Throughout Wisconsin’s often heartbreaking (six one-goal losses) time in the BEL, Schroeder maintained a poker face on the ice, consistently rebutting opponents’ physical play with his excellent skating balance and control.
Charlie Nelson, Sharks