The Knighthawks traded in their lacrosse sticks for ladles Thursday and cooked dinner for families at the Ronald McDonald House.

The Knighthawks traded in their lacrosse sticks for ladles Thursday and cooked dinner for families at the Ronald McDonald House.

Spaghetti, salad and Christmas cookies were on the menu for nearly two dozen families who are in town while their kids have long hospital stays.

The Knighthawks hearts were in the right place, but let's just say they're better lacrosse players than chefs.

"I can confirm they don't know what to do, but they're having a good time at it and in the end," says Barb Cutrona, Ronald McDonald House. "The result will be exactly what we need, and that's a nice home cooked meal for our families who have spent all day at the hospital. They're here because they're caring for their kid. They don't have time to take care of themselves and worry about dinner, so to have some athletes here who are just so upbeat and just so fun and just so into it. It's just so invigorating to come into this atmosphere and have them here."

The Knighthawks open their season at home against Calgary on Saturday and they promise they won't cook for the fans who come to the game.