Just because the big boys in the NHL are locked out and/or playing overseas, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t any good hockey news to report. Take, for instance, the sweethearts of the AHL’s Providence Bruins, the developmental team of the Boston franchise with the same mascot. A number of the team’s players followed in the pro league club’s footsteps by spending their Halloween visiting the sick children at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Take the tissues out of your bloody nose and use them to wipe away the happy tears.
Following the example that Zdeno Chara, Adam MacQuaid and Brad Marchand set last year with Jordan Caron, the P-Bruins visited patients at the Boston Children’s Hospital on Halloween to enjoy some holiday festivities.
A crew consisting of Caron, Lane MacDermid, Max Sauve, Chris Bourque, Ryan Spooner, Torey Krug, Jared Knight, David Warsofsky, Matt Bartkowski and Ryan Button joined in the fun on Wednesday, going door-to-door not in search of candy, but for smiles. (Via NESN)
Obviously, when it comes to children, the players had to keep their costumes tame, so they couldn’t take a page from Biz Nasty’s playbook and dress like Cockzilla or something of that nature. I’m willing to bet I’m in the right neighborhood. Anyway, the Providence guys kept it clean with their G and PG costumes, but they deserve to be commended for bringing some smiles to the faces of children. After all, it’s more than just the owners, players and fans affected by the lockout.