Kamloops Blazers ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ returns to the ice tonight

The Kamloops Blazers are set to delight their fans with the annual Teddy Bear Toss Night at the Sandman Centre, a custom that has grown to be associated with the holiday season

Blazers supporters are gearing up for tonight’s 30th edition of their annual Teddy Bear Toss event as the hometown team faces off against the Victoria Royals.

An ordinary evening has grown to become a celebration of kindness and unity. Kamloopsians look forward to the first Blazers goal, which triggers a shower of stuffed animals tossed on the ice. It’s a sight that consistently captivates attendees’ hearts.

A junior hockey custom in many Canadian cities, this yearly occasion has its roots in the generosity of Kamloops, who started the trend during their 1993-94 season. The Teddy Bear Toss aims to bring hockey fans together for a happy, giving gesture over the holidays.

Stuffed animals are collected and donated to local children, representing the dedication of the community to provide comfort and joy to those in need.

The history of Teddy Bear Toss Night in Kamloops has grown over time to serve as a monument to the ability of athletes to unite people around a shared goal and highlight the value of kindness and community involvement.

The Teddy Bear Toss Night is expected to be an important day for both players and supporters of the Kamloops Blazers, who currently sit last in league standings with a 7-14-3-2 record. The group understands the importance of this occasion, which presents them with a multifaceted opportunity to show off their skills on the ice and to give back to the community that has stood by them all season.

Tonight will be the first of two home games where the Blazers host the Royals. Kamloops is coming off a 3-2 win against the Royals in Victoria on Nov. 29, following a 6-1 loss to them the night prior.

For tickets and more information, visit the Blazers website.