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Nike Bauer HS Elite NIT

The High School Elite League season will close out this weekend, with their annual National Invitation Tournament, where two Elite League All-Star teams will take on some of the top Midget AAA programs from around the country. The tournament will take place from Friday-Sunday at the New Hope Ice Arena in New Hope, Minnesota.

Here's a look at some of the future college players that will be playing at the tournament this weekend. Players that have already committed to a college with have their school in parentheses(NOTE: As far as the uncommitted players, I'll be making my best guess based on what I know. If you feel like I've missed someone, your best chance of recourse is to email me.)

Minnesota Team Red
D Bryan Brutlag
F Jordy Christian (St. Cloud)
G Reid Ellingson
F Adam Estoclet
F Jared Festler (St. Cloud)
D Jeff Foss
F Chris Hickey (Wisconsin)
F Tyler Johnson (Colorado College)
F Jake Johnson
F Aaron Marvin (St. Cloud)
F Nico Sacchetti (Minnesota)
D Joe Stejskal (Dartmouth)

Minnesota Team White

F Brandon Bahnemann
F Joe Baudette
F Steve Carew
D Joe Gleason
F Jake Hansen
F Jak Knelman
D Brandon Martell
F Taylor Matson (Minnesota)
D Ryan McDonagh (Wisconsin)
F Chase Polacek
D Chris Student

Shattuck-St. Mary's

D Brett Kostolansky
D Ben Youds (Minnesota State)
D David Carle
F Derek Stepan
F David Toews
F Brock Montpetit (Wisconsin)
F Jordy Murray
F Stepan Novotny
F H.T. Lenz
F Luke Grenier
D Ben Blood

Dallas Stars AAA

F Andrew Hamburg (Colorado College)
F Landon King
G Eric Hartzell

Los Angeles Jr. Kings

D Dennis Brown
D Max Nicastro
F Brandon Berquam
G Michael Mosher
F Mike Juola

Team Illinois

F Fredrik Csisar (Nebraska-Omaha)
F Kurt Akers
F Chris Bournazos
D Sam Calabrese
F Cody Murphy
F Marc Rodriguez
D Steve Spinell
F James Werner

Team Wisconsin

D Taylor Kuypers
F Nate Condon
F Seth Soley
F Justin Johnson
F Travis Erstad
D Brett Bower

Michigan Stars

D Greg Pateryn
F Dean Chelios

According to US High School Hockey Online, here are what the Midget Major teams are ranked in the country:

1. Shattuck-St. Mary's
2. Dallas Stars
3. Team Illinois
9. Team Wisconsin
11. La Jr. Kings
25. Michigan Stars