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College hockey: Current, former North Dakota players arrested

A former University of North Dakota hockey player and a current one were arrested around 3 a.m. Tuesday, after a campus officer saw the men throwing cups, plates, a kitchen table and a lawnmower onto a Grand Forks street, UND Police Lt. Dan Lund said.

Joe Finley, 22, and Matt Frattin, 21, are both charged with disorderly conduct. In addition, Frattin faces a fleeing charge and Finley faces a charge of giving false information to officers.

All the charges are misdemeanors.

Lund said Finley and Frattin were throwing objects from a residential garage on the 400 block of North Columbia Road, where one of the two men lives.

"It was their own property, so there was nobody's property that was damaged other than their own," Lund said. "They said they just kind of routinely destroy each other's stuff."

However, the pair managed to make a mess.

"There was glass from curb to curb from the dinnerware that they threw," Lund said.

He said the debris created a hazard that traffic had to be directed around. Luckily, a street cleaning crew happened to come by and clean it up, Lund said.

When first approached by police, Lund said, Finley ran around a house but stopped when officers told him to. Frattin ran into a home, not stopping when instructed to, and was consequently charged with fleeing, Lund said.

Frattin was the team's third-leading goal scorer and seventh-leading overall scorer.

No disciplinary action against Frattin was immediately announced by UND.

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