Two of the teams – Minnesota White and Minnesota Red – are made up of players who were selected after competing in this fall’s Upper Midwest High School Elite League. Also competing are all-star teams from
The NIKE/BAUER NIT is one of the premier hockey tournaments in the country for high school-age players. The tournament begins on Friday, Nov. 7, with these quarterfinal games:
– Shattuck-St. Mary’s vs. Team
Semifinals will be at and on Saturday Nov. 9, and the championship game is at on Sunday, Nov. 9. Teams that lose in the quarterfinals will play a consolation bracket on Saturday and Sunday as well.
“This is a very strong field with some of the best young hockey players in
The NIKE/BAUER NIT, which draws nearly 100 college coaches and professional scouts, is a showcase for future college and NHL talent. Participants in recent years include such NHL players as Sidney Crosby (2003), Zach Parise (2003), Matt Niskanen (2005), Blake Wheeler (2004) and Matt Carle (2003).
This year’s field includes more than a dozen players who have either accepted or been offered Division I scholarships, including future University of Minnesota Gophers Nick Bjugstad, Christian Isackson, Nick Leddy and Nate Schmidt. Other schools with committed players involved in the tournament include the
“The NIT is a great opportunity to watch the college and NHL stars of tomorrow play now,” Russo said. “Anyone who is a fan of
For more information about the NIKE/BAUER NIT, including a tournament bracket and game times, please visit www.hselitehockey.com.
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