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The reemergence of Matt Frattin

The game was more than half over and the outcome still in doubt when North Dakota senior forward Matt Frattin scored an electrifying breakaway goal to give the Fighting Sioux a 3-1 lead.

Matt Frattin led the WCHA in goals (22) and points (40) during the regular season (photo: Kory Wallen/UND Athletics).

It brought the crowd of more than 11,000 to their feet, and soon the chant of “Hobey Baker!” echoed throughout Ralph Engelstad Arena. Behind Frattin’s insurance marker, the Fighting Sioux surged to defeat Bemidji State 5-1 on Feb. 27 and stake a claim to their 15th WCHA championship.

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