Petro-Canada Teddy Bear Toss
Calgary Hitmen forward Jordy Stallard pulled the trigger of the 21st annual Petro-Canada Teddy Bear Toss on Dec. 6 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Before a sellout crowd of 19,289, the 18-year-old Stallard netted the game’s opening goal to lead the Hitmen to a 2-1 shootout win over the Swift Current Broncos and prompt the tossing of a record-setting 28,815 stuffed toys onto the ice.
“My sons look forward to the game each year and really enjoy catching the bears from the upper seats and tossing them below and watching them fly.” — Daily Mail (UK)
“The Hitmen have always set the bar for the Teddy Bear Toss.” — Yahoo Buzzing the Net
“The Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League are the kings of the Teddy Bear Toss.” — CBS Sports (US)
“It rained Teddy Bears at the Saddledome!” — Global News
*Undisputed World Record for Number of Bears Collected
Total Teddy Bears Collected: 299,419
Total Attendance: 276,923