Hockey teams rally their fans up for Teddy Bear Toss events this weekend

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Hockey teams rally their fans up for Teddy Bear Toss events this weekend
The Calgary Hitmen already had their Teddy Bear Toss amassing more than 28 000 stuffed animals! | Image credit: The Calgary Hitmen

Hockey teams in the US are rallying their fans up for the Teddy Bear Toss Events during the weekend. So get some stuffies ready!

The Vancouver Giants are rallying up their fans for the game the team has against the Everett Silvertips this Friday evening. When the Giants score their first goal, that’s the fans’ cue to throw those stuffies onto the ice.

All teddy bears will be donated to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. The Giants are expecting a crowd of more than 8,000 fans for this festive occasion.“ We usually get a really big crowd, which is nice,” says Carter Popoff in a phone interview with the Vancouver Metro. “It seems like the teddy bears never stop. The last three years they’ve been great games and the bigger crowd just makes it a great atmosphere, too.”

The last three years, I’ve been able to be on the ice for all three goals, which has been really cool. Once you’re out there and you’re celebrating with the guys, you turn around and the ice is just covered in bears and you’re trying to find a way off the ice. It’s a really cool experience”, he adds.

The Austin Bruins will also be holding their annual Teddy Bear Toss event today. They will host the Minnesota Wilderness. All stuffies donated during the Teddy Bear Toss will be given to the Salvation Army in Austin.

Two other smaller teams form The Surrey A2 and the Cloverdale A3 divisions will be holding their own tosses during their games Sunday night. The stuffed animals will be donated to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

The Wildcats will have their annual “Teddy Bear Toss” Saturday night as they play the Brahmas in their final home action of 2015. The gathered toys will be donated to the Wichita Falls Fire Department.

Also on Saturday, the Komets will be playing an they will also host a Teddy Bear Toss. It will benefit the Disorderly Bear Den, which will give them to kids in trauma situations and lonely adults.