Vancouver Giants fans flood the ice with thousands of teddy bears (VIDEOS)

Dec 9 2018, 5:36 pm

It was worth the wait.

With a season-high crowd of over 9,385 in attendance at the Pacific Coliseum, it took nearly the entire game for the Vancouver Giants to get on the scoreboard at the annual Teddy Bear Toss game.

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Trailing 1-0, Bowen Byram scored to tie up the game with 1:19 left in the third period.

Cue the goal horn, Michael Buble Christmas music, and thousands of teddy bears flooding the ice…


Fans in attendance were invited to bring new stuffed toys, toques, mittens, and scarves with them – to be thrown onto the ice after the first Giants goal of the game. The stuffed toys will be donated to various children’s charities within the Lower Mainland.

The Giants wore special green and yellow Buddy the Elf themed jerseys, which will be autographed and auctioned online, with proceeds going to the CKNW Kids’ Fund.

Once all the teddy bears were picked up, the game continued. Jared Dmytriw sent fans home happy, scoring the game-winning goal on a breakaway at 3:02 of overtime.

The win was the Giants’ seventh win in a row, improving their record to 21-6-2 this season.

 

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The Giants returned to the Coliseum for two games this month. They were the first two games played at their former home in East Vancouver since moving to the Langley Events Centre in 2016.

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