Fontaine, 5 others, added to Wild roster

Now that the Houston Aeros have ended their American Hockey League season, a number of players are being added to the Minnesota Wild’s extended roster for the NHL post season. Winger Justin Fontaine was among six players recalled Tuesday.

Fontaine, 25, led Houston in regular-season scoring with 23 goals and 33 assists for 56 points in 64 points. Last season he had 16-39-55 in 73 games.

The Wild news release:

ST. PAUL – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today Tuesday the National Hockey League club has recalled the following players from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League: F Zack Phillips, F Justin Fontaine, F Brett Bulmer, F Chad Rau, D Kyle Medvec and G Jeff Deslauriers.

Russia defeated the United States 5-3 Tuesday in the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

Boston College assistant Mike Cavanaugh reported to be front runner for Connecticut job, according to the Hartford Courant via College Hockey News here.

J.T. Brown’s dad, Ted, a former North Carolina State and Minnesota Vikings star running back, will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a story here.

Boston Herald reporter Katie Eastman ran in the 117th Boston Marathon, yet was unable to finish because of the bombings at the finish line. Her 4-minute video account, via Runner’s World, is here.