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Bantam Elite League

Post by BantamElite » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:38 pm

We are happy to announce a great new Invite Only League for next Summer.

Details about the League can be found here:

http://www.bantamelite.com

Invites to the League will be posted a week from Monday, August 19. Players not invited, can tryout in September for remaining spots in the league.

We have several verbals from the top players from Minnesota (those will be denoted on the site next week when the invites are announced).

Questions regarding the League can be directed to: bantamelite@gmail.com

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Post by barry_mcconnell » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:05 pm

Interesting. Who is behind this? Can a kid play in this league and association?

Kind of looks a lot like Choice Bantams.

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Post by BantamElite » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:01 pm

The games are sandwiched between the conclusion of the Select 15 and Summer Sports (Mid July) and Association Tryouts (End of September).

It is not affiliated with MN Made.

The League will have paid administrators, coaches, and a private advisory board. We already have an impressive list of players committed to play next year.

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Re: Bantam Elite League

Post by MrBoDangles » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:21 pm

BantamElite wrote:We are happy to announce a great new Invite Only League for next Summer.

Details about the League can be found here:

http://www.bantamelite.com

Invites to the League will be posted a week from Monday, August 19. Players not invited, can tryout in September for remaining spots in the league.

We have several verbals from the top players from Minnesota (those will be denoted on the site next week when the invites are announced).

Questions regarding the League can be directed to: bantamelite@gmail.com
Very comical.

"Invite only league"

But we'll let 80 kids tryout so that we can get the money rolling.....?

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Post by BantamElite » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:12 pm

The tryout cost is $12. $2 goes to NGIN fees. The rest goes to cover the cost of ice and coaches to run the practice.

If a player/parent requests a refund after the tryout we will happily give it.

We have a comprehensive process for choosing players and coaches. Our $12 tryout will reflect it.

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Post by InTheKnow » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:46 pm

Who are your coaches?

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Post by BantamElite » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:12 pm

Questions regarding the League can be directed to: bantamelite@gmail.com

Serious inquiries only.

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Post by MrBoDangles » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:45 pm

BantamElite wrote:The tryout cost is $12. $2 goes to NGIN fees. The rest goes to cover the cost of ice and coaches to run the practice.

If a player/parent requests a refund after the tryout we will happily give it.

We have a comprehensive process for choosing players and coaches. Our $12 tryout will reflect it.
Not a "Invite Only League" then, right? :wink:

What percentage of the players will come from the tryouts?

Could be a GREAT thing for Minnesota Hockey if it's run correctly.. :D

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Post by BantamElite » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:11 pm

80+ will be Invited prior to tryout.

The remaining invites will be earned through the tryout process.

Ballpark 80-20, the exact # of invites is still being determined.

The current list of accepted pre-invites is impressive.

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Post by savagegopher » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:17 am

Isnt this basically the select 14's that no one was interested in

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Post by Mnhockeys » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:21 am

BantamElite wrote:80+ will be Invited prior to tryout.

The remaining invites will be earned through the tryout process.

Ballpark 80-20, the exact # of invites is still being determined.

The current list of accepted pre-invites is impressive.
Give some names or the whole accepted pre-invite list, so I know where my kid is at in comparison, or if he remotely has a chance.

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Post by pond98 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:56 pm

Looking at the web site it is taking kids with birthdays from 7/99 to 6/00. That would make the kids first year Bantams. What about the late 98's and early 99's?

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Post by helightsthelamp » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:53 pm

pond98 wrote:Looking at the web site it is taking kids with birthdays from 7/99 to 6/00. That would make the kids first year Bantams. What about the late 98's and early 99's?
That age group will no longer be bantams....

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Post by BantamElite » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:25 am

Names will be published next Monday (including a handful of pre-accepted kids). At that point if your son's name is on the list he has a month to decide if he wants to play. If it is not on the list, he will have a month to decide if he wants to try out.

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Post by BantamElite » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:53 pm

We just got word today that Paul Ranheim, former Edina, Wisconsin and 15 year NHL player will run our tryouts in September.

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Post by YouthHockeyHub » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:24 pm

Wrote a little Preview and Predictions for the Bantam Elite announcement tomorrow. Ten must have kids for the league.

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/bantam-el ... ur-league/

Enjoy,

TS

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Bantam Elite League Announces 80 Invite Players/5 Goalies

Post by BantamElite » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:24 pm

The Bantam Elite League (BEL) is proud to announce the first 80 skaters and five goalies to it's League that begins next Summer. The list of pre-committed players includes Jack Olsen (Lakeville), Peter Tabor (Edina), Clayton Phillips (Edina), Gavin Hain (Grand Rapids), Tyler Madden (Edina), Tyler Watkins (Hermantown) and Luke LaMaster (Duluth East).

The BEL evaluated over 250 players over the course of the last two hockey seasons (Summer and Association). The process involved watching and evaluating and coach intereviews with dozens of coaches at the PeeWee nad Bantam level and coaches at the AAA 1999 and 2000 levels.

To view the list visit: www.bantamelite.com

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Post by Bullseye » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:53 pm

I Can't believe that you did not include A.P. from Lakeville South, 99' Machine as an invite let alone in your top 10. Honestly he would be my top pick. I always thought he was a late 99', even though LS got smart and moved him up to Bantams last year. No I am not his dad or from LS, just surprised...

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Post by BantamElite » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:35 pm

AP was left off mostly because he has never competed at this level with his peers. If his parents would like him to participate, we will make room for him in this League. Email address is bantamelite@gmail.com.

No doubt his skill, size and shot warrant a slot in our league.

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Post by HockeyTalk18 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:08 pm

Who owns this League? and who will run this league?

is this a private league? or backed by USA/MN Hockey like the 15's/16's/17's?

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Post by BantamElite » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:17 pm

The league is operated by an independent private business (and it's investors). We are not affiliated with a AAA program, training facility, or hockey related entity. We started the BEL because we thought there would be demand for a league of this kind.

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Post by snyper12 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:16 am

BantamElite wrote:The league is operated by an independent private business (and it's investors). We are not affiliated with a AAA program, training facility, or hockey related entity. We started the BEL because we thought there would be demand for a league of this kind.

Boom! Your thinking was probably correct. Why didn't someone think of it sooner. Best of luck.

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Post by BantamElite » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:32 pm

We missed a good question in there: No, this League is not sanctioned by USAH.

As of today, we have filled 67 of the 80 tryout spots. A player can choose to take one or two spots.

The 10 goalie slots are filled.

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Post by hockeydad11 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:58 pm

This will be a very average league. If it even gets going! It is just the Iceman guys (AJ and Zach) trying to play off like they are part of the High School Elite League. That's why they never said who they were. Ha!

Just try to put a few more dollars in their pockets.

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Post by lefty76 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:04 pm

Maybe that is why they kept their names double secret.

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