BOYS HOCKEY: Wyatt Mattfield earns NIT bid, Noah Mannausau makes Final 54 Festival

Bemidji High School boys hockey players advance in spring tournaments.

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Bemidji senior Wyatt Mattfield (9) chases the puck during the first period against St. Cloud on Nov. 26, 2022, at the Bemidji Community Arena.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI – Two Bemidji High School boys hockey players turned heads last weekend at CCM High Performance events.

Senior Wyatt Mattfield scored four goals and three assists at the Ted Brill Great 8 tournament. His seven-point weekend tied all skaters, earning him a spot on the Minnesota Seniors team at the 2023 Boys National Invitational Tournament.

Noah Mannausau also earned a bid in his age division. He earned one of the spots for the Final 54 Festival after his showing in the Spring Festival. Players try out to make a team that represents their high school hockey section. The top 54 players from the Spring Festival are vying to earn a spot on a Minnesota team that will compete in a national tournament.

Mattfield and Mannausau are in action this weekend. The Final 54 Festival begins on Saturday, April 22. The CCM NIT Tournament kicked off on Thursday, April 20.

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Bemidji freshman Noah Mannausau (20) controls the puck in the second period against St. Cloud on Feb. 12, 2022, at the Bemidji Community Arena.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer

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