AN UNFORTUNATE byproduct of the NHL lockout is that it has put a crimp on many of the charitable initiatives of the Flyers' wives. The longer the stalemate drags on, for instance, the less likely the very popular Flyers' Wives Carnival will be able to take place.
But Kristen Laviolette, the coach's wife, is trying her best to keep the philanthropy going.
On Saturday, she will help host the Flyers Charities Halloween 5K run and walk at the Wells Fargo Center at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit local non-profits. With October being breast cancer awareness month, representatives will be on hand from the Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.