Thursday, August 20, 2009

Does your kid have a drinking problem?

Apparently Matt Frattin does:

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Forward Matt Frattin has been kicked off the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team following an arrest for driving under the influence early Wednesday morning.
It is the second run-in this summer for Frattin, who pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge earlier this month.
Frattin, who would have been a junior, was fined, suspended two games, had scholarship money reduced and was ordered to counseling for the first incident.
On early Wednesday morning, he was stopped by a campus police officer on North Columbia Road for speeding, UND police captain Don Rasmuson said. The officer smelled alcohol and a subsequent test put Frattin’s blood-alcohol level at .12 percent, Rasmuson said. The legal limit is .08 percent.
“We’re reacting on two different levels,” UND coach Dave Hakstol said. “We’re doing what we feel is best and right for our program, that’s one level. We’re also trying to act with good care and concern for Matt and what he needs to do from here on in.
“We’d like to put him in position to be able to live a healthy lifestyle and resume his hockey career.”
Frattin, an Edmonton native and draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs, was the third-leading goal scorer on the team last season. His 25 points ranked seventh.
Hakstol said it’s too early in the process to determine what’s in Frattin’s future, but he said there’s a possibility that Frattin could return to the Sioux in 2010-11 if circumstances are right.
“I hope that’s the case,” Hakstol said.


  1. Pretty weak with the .12 there buddy. Might as well make it worthwhile if you're gonna get caught. Set your sights on a .24 and let the chips fall where they may.

  2. I was thinking that same thing, .12 come on man up. Get a couple of Wild Cherry Boones Farm in ya.

  3. 1 Wild Cherry Boones Farm would easily raise it to .24. I think the report was wrong. I thought he got pulled over on Highway 220(easily confused for Highway 2) and was trying to make it to Crooks for last call.