Sports fans are gearing up for college athletics as March signals championship season for the winter sports. Forget basketball though, the real excitement lies in division 1 conference tournament hockey! Take the Western Central Hockey Association, featuring a diverse crew of schools (from University of Alaska-Anchorage to Ohio State to Bemidji State) the WCHA is the real deal. On Sunday in first-round play, North Dakota ended the Minnesota Gophers season after winning the best-of-three series but it was UND's Matt Frattin's destruction of Minnesota defenseman Kevin Wehrs that was the talk of the tourny so far.
The Minnesota players INSTANTLY come to their teammate's aid (unlike the Boston Bruins after Marc Savard got blasted) and a fun brawl ensues.
Wehrs was carted off the ice with a head injury and didn't return, Frattin received a 5-minute major.