Frattin Suspended One Game


The WCHA has suspended North Dakota Junior forward Matt Frattin for one game. That will take him out of Thursday’s game against Minnesota-Duluth. Since coming back from suspension, Frattin has been a real sparkplug for the Sioux. The Junior has 9 goals in his last 10 games.

He was suspended for his hit on Minnesota’s Kevin Wehrs in Sunday night’s WCHA first round playoff game. The initial call was a 5 minute major.

Grand Forks Herald beatwriter Brad Schlossman has screenshots of the hit that show Frattin’s arms down and his skates on the ground on contact. He states that “the ‘distance traveled’ section of the rulebook is what got him in trouble.” He also noted that WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod declined to comment on what specifically warranted the suspension.

Frattin will be able to play either in the WCHA semis against Denver, or the Sioux’s first round NCAA tournament game.