Calgary Hitmen Fans Shower The Ice With Teddy Bears (Video)

It’s almost Christmas time!  And that means it is Teddy Bear Toss time in Calgary!

At about this time each year the Calgary Hitmen ask their fans to bring teddy bears to a game and when the first goal is scored by the Hitmen those in attendance shower the ice with the stuffed animals.  This year it was Cody Sylvester recording the first goal of the game at 3:49 of the first period.  And only seconds later the tossing ensued.

Fans showered the ice with teddy bears for approximately 40 minutes, tossing a total of 23,096 onto the playing surface during Sunday’s game against the Red Deer Rebels.  The following day the Hitmen players personally delivered the teddy bears to the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

The Hitmen and their fans have been performing the Teddy Bear Toss for 16 years, and although this year’s total was not enough to break their world record performance of 26,919 in 2007, it was enough to eclipse last years total of 16,755.

Here is a look at the scene inside the Scotiabank Saddledome during this year’s Teddy Bear Toss.

Hat Tip – [Puck Daddy]

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