UND's Frattin to learn Hobey fate today
ST. PAUL - The University of North Dakota will find out this evening if it has a third recipient of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. Matt Frattin will be present at the ceremony, which is slated to start at 6 p.m. in the Xcel Energy Center. It wil...
ST. PAUL - The University of North Dakota will find out this evening if it has a third recipient of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
Matt Frattin will be present at the ceremony, which is slated to start at 6 p.m. in the Xcel Energy Center. It will be televised on ESPNU. The other finalists are Miami forward Andy Miele and Boston College forward Cam Atkinson.
Final voting was done after the NCAA regionals and the Hobey Baker Award Committee announced a week ago that Frattin, Miele and Atkinson were the top three vote-getters.
UND has two previous winners of the award, which is given to the top men's hockey player in the country. Forward Tony Hrkac won in 1987 and forward Ryan Duncan got it in 2007.
Frattin leads the country with 36 goals and is second nationally with 60 points. Nobody in the country is within five goals of Frattin. He has achieved two of the five longest goal streaks in program history this year with an eight-game run during the middle of the season and a nine-game streak that was snapped in the Midwest Regional final.
Frattin also was the only top candidate to make the Frozen Four.
Miele leads the country with 71 points, the most any player in the country since the 2002-03 season. The RedHawks senior signed a pro contract with the Phoenix Coyotes after Miami lost to New Hampshire in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Atkinson, considered a long shot to win, finished the season with 31 goals and 52 points.
The Eagles junior signed a pro contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets after Boston College lost to Colorado College in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Schlossman writes for the Grand Forks Herald