BBC Sport - Calgary Hitmen: Goal triggers 26,000 teddy bear celebration
26,000 teddies thrown onto ice after goal
- From the section Ice hockey
Ice hockey fans in Canada celebrate a goal by throwing 26,000 teddy bears onto the ice during the game between Calgary Hitmen and Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League.
Pavel Padakin's goal triggered the celebrations in the 19th annual Teddy Bear Toss Game between the two sides. Each year fans bring stuffed animals to the game to throw onto the ice when the Hitmen score their first goal. All of the toys are then donated to local charities.
Padakin scored the "Teddy Bear" goal in last year's game as well, thus becoming the only player to accomplish the feat twice.