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The funnest Christmas toy drive in the world

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bob Cook, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Teddy bear toss at WHL game in Calgary:

    I understand a few other teams do this, or have done so. Between periods, you're told to toss stuffed animals onto the ice. Given the FOUR MINUTES of animal-tossing, there's no kid in Alberta who won't have a stuffed animal by Dec. 25.

    Of course, this started in the 70s, when hockey teams, before the lawyers got to them, had a holiday "jart toss."
  2. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Are jarts dangerous?
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I hope they run all those teddy bears through the dryer.
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    Huggy knows the history of this. I believe most teams do it in the CHL.

    Fans throw the bears after the first home team's goal during the last home game before the Christmas break.

    And no, I have no idea what happens if the visitors shut them out.
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I know the teams in the WHL are always competing to see who can collect the most bears. I've seen goalies trapped in the net because they couldn't get out before the torrent of bears came down.

    I was in Guelph one night when the home team was shut out on teddy bear night. In the third the fans began throwing them on penalty calls and they pelted the home bench with them at the end of the game.
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Outstanding tradition.
  8. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    It works a lot better than the food drive. :)
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