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Watch it rain stuffed animals in Calgary

Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:57 am
Edited on: December 5, 2011 11:00 am
 
By: Adam Gretz

For the past 17 seasons the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League have been taking part in a Teddy Bear Toss during a game in December that allows fans to donate stuffed animals by throwing them on the ice from their seats after the Hitmen score their first goal of the night, resulting in an adorable shower of teddy bears and other assorted plush toys.

Sunday's game against the Medicine Hat Tigers (which Calgary lost, 2-1) was this year's Teddy Bear Toss game, and when Calder Brooks netted a power play goal at the 18:21 mark of the second period, Hitmen fans covered the ice with over 25,000 stuffed animals that were collected by volunteers.

According to the Calgary Herald, the toys will be donated, starting on Monday, to 50 agencies throughout Alberta, including the Alberta Children's Hospital. The Herald also reports that the 25,303 animals were the second most in franchise history, falling short of the 26,919 that were launched during their 2007 Toss.

And here's what it looked like:



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Category: NHL
Comments

Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 10:32 pm
 

Watch it rain stuffed animals in Calgary

Great idea.  Kinda ruins the home team's momentum though.



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Watch it rain stuffed animals in Calgary

The smiling faces of the kids and their giggles as Teddy Bears rain down on the ice is precious!



Since: Dec 8, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Watch it rain stuffed animals in Calgary

People in the front row better keep up or get buried haha.



Since: Oct 13, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:39 pm
 

Watch it rain stuffed animals in Calgary

Very cool... great Idea... 



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Watch it rain stuffed animals in Calgary

Now THAT was cool!!


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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:40 pm
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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:47 pm
 

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Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Watch it rain stuffed animals in Calgary

Why have donation bins when you can throw a stuffed animal on ice, and then maximise the number of people that contact it.    Amuzing, but I'm sure there's a better way to go about it.


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