Minor League Hockey Has Annual Teddy Bear Toss [VIDEO]
The winter holiday season is here. Which means it’s time for that annual tradition between minor league hockey teams: The Teddy Bear Toss. Being from Texas, I don’t know anything about hockey or the Teddy Bear Toss. In case you’re unaware of this annual tradition too, it’s when fans bring stuffed animals to the game and throw them on the ice when the home team scores its first goal. (Delay of game penalties have no home here.) The toys are collected and donated to local charity.
The ECHL Bakersfield Condors have been doing the Teddy Bear Toss for 13 years, and were one of the first teams to hold their toss in 2011. Thousands of stuffed animals were donated to the United Way of Kern County after they hit the ice on Nov. 26.