Teddy bears flew from the sky on Friday, as the Vancouver Giants held their annual teddy bear toss night.
Hometown boy James Malm scored the goal to trigger the teddy bear barrage less than four minutes into the game, beating the Portland Winterhawks goaltender with a hard and accurate wrist shot from the left faceoff dot.
Fans littered the ice with stuffed animals, which will be donated to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.
As always, the visuals of the teddy bear toss are outstanding:
There are some things that junior hockey just does better than pro hockey, and the teddy bear toss is one of them. It’s a fun Christmas tradition that goes towards a great cause.
This was the first teddy bear toss to be held at the Langley Events Centre, after moving to the valley from the Pacific Coliseum this season.
Vancouver beat Portland 6-3 on the night, with goals from Malm, Owen Hardy, Matt Barberis, Jeff Rayman, and two from Thomas Foster.
The Giants play their last game before Christmas in Victoria on Saturday, before returning home to play Everett at the LEC on December 27.