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Teddy Bear Toss Breaks Record

Dec 17, 2012 - 08:02 GMT

The Oshawa Generals held the Millwork Rona Teddy Bear Toss on Friday night with great success.  The 15th annual event saw 5470 teddy bears and stuffed animals go to the Durham Region Children’s Aid Foundation.

The Generals took on the Belleville Bulls Friday, December 14th, 2012 and downed the visitors 3-2.  The first Generals goal, the Teddy Bear Toss goal, came at 16:12 of the first period when Chris Carlisle scored unassisted.  The resulting shower of toys covered the ice with 5470 stuffed animals, far surpassing the record.  The previous record was established in 2009 when the Teddy Bear Toss collected 4402 bears.

To see a video featuring the Teddy Bear Toss, click here.

Teddy Bear Toss Facts:

Year Gens’ Goal Period Time Collected Attendance Opponent Outcome
1998 J. Baxter 1st 15:56 1,352 3,121 Peterborough 6-4 Loss
1999 N. Lees 1st 6:57 1,672 2,772 Kingston 4-2 Loss
2000 J. Kozoriz 2nd 2:21 1,709 2,391 Guelph 4-1 Win
2001 J. Johnson 1st 6:55 1,931 2,745 Kingston 4-3 OT Win
2002 C. Elliot 1st 15:38 2,164 2,770 Sudbury 8-2 Win
2003 C. Hulit 1st 17:25 2,462 2,925 Brampton 2-2 Tie
2004 B. Trudell 1st 19:44 2,491 3,168 Kingston 3-3 Tie
2005 C. Clutterbuck 1st 9:28 2,717 3,629 Belleville 4-1 Win
2006 C. Cowick 1st 12:54 1,930 3,481 Mississauga 11-5 Loss
2007 P. Asselin 1st 7:58 3,626 4,984 Saginaw 4-2 Win
2008 B. Parnham 1st 11:21 3,976 4,984 Belleville 5-2 Win
2009 A. Berger 2nd 4:12 4,402 4,543 Belleville 4-3 SO Win
2010 C. Thomas 2nd 4:34 3,117 4,075 Kingston 3-2 OT Win
2011 C.Thomas 1st 11:09 4,012 5,168 Sarnia 8-4 Win
2012 C. Carlisle 1st 16:12 5,470 6,008 Belleville 3-2 Win


Total teddy bears / stuffed animals collected in fifteen years – 43,031