Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sioux Release Leafs Prospect

The University of North Dakota has announced the release of forward Matt Frattin for "violation of team rules." Here is the official release from the school:
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota head men’s hockey coach Dave Hakstol announced today that junior forward Matt Frattin has been dismissed due to a violation of team rules. Frattin was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009.

“This decision was made with the best interests of our program in mind, specifically the responsibilities to the program and what is expected of the members of our team,” said Hakstol. “But we also care about Matt Frattin and would like to put him in position to be able to live a healthy lifestyle and resume his hockey career.”

Hakstol said Frattin’s status with the team may be revisited prior to next season.

Frattin was a 4th round pick (99th overall) in 2007 and recorded 25 points last year for the Sioux. This follows closely n the heels of another Frattin incident from July which was first reported by TPS NCAA regular Brad Elliot Schlossman who covers UND for the Grand Forks Herald.

(Photo Courtesy: University North Dakota)

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