Kevin Wehrs has a mild concusssion, his dad Dan said, adding that his son was feeling dizzy on Monday with any exertion.
Wehrs was knocked silly by a high hit by Frattin early in the second period of North Dakota's 4-1 victory over the Gophers.
Dan Wehrs said he was sitting with other Minnesota parents on the same end of the rink where the hit happened. "I was glad when they got him up," Dan Wehrs said.
Kevin Wehrs was helped off the ice after lying there pretty motionless while everyone around him was fighting.
He rode home on the bus with his teammates. The bus got back to the U of M campus at 4 a.m. Must have been quite the ride back after a loss that ended the Gophers' season.
By the way, Wehrs is 5-9, 175; Frattin is 6-0, 200.
Here is the WCHA release on the suspension:
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association today (March 15, 2010) announced a one-game suspension to University of North Dakota hockey player Matt Frattin as a result of his actions in the March 13 game vs the University of Minnesota.
GREAT CHANCE WASTED
Frattin was given a 5-minute major penalty for contact to the head. Unforrtunately, Minnesota only got three shots on goal and no goals during that power play. The score at the time was 1-1. A Gophers' goal or two might have changed the outcome.
The crowd at the Ralph went crazy when the Sioux killed off the penalty. Cheering, applauding. Momentum changer.
Here is the YouTube video. If you watch it in the small frame, it is only about 30 seconds. Click on the full screen and you get 4-1/2-minutes of the play and what follows. You even see Don Lucia's livid reaction to the 5-minute major on Frattin.
I think Frattin should have been tossed. His loss will hurt the Sioux when the play UMD on Thursday. Frattin had four goals in the three-game series against the Gophers, two on Friday, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.
The video has already gotten 4,600 views. Just don't read the comments if you have high blood pressure like I do sometimes. They will get your blood boiling. Boy, there are some scary people out there.