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23rd Annual Teddy Bear Toss coming December 19th

Oshawa, ON– The Oshawa Generals are excited to announce the 23rd annual Teddy Bear Toss sponsored by Canadian Tire, will be back in full form this season!

On December 19th versus the Kingston Frontenacs, the tradition you know and love will return to Oshawa! Following the first Oshawa Generals goal, #GensNation will make it rain teddy bears onto the ice!

We ask that fans bring new bears only to the game for donation and if possible to be in plastic bags.

After all the teddies have been tossed, each bear is collected and looked over before being given to their new homes. Only new bears will be able to make their way to a deserving family, so be sure to bring a new bear to make a positive difference this holiday season! This season teddy bears will go to the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, YWCA, The Denise House and Simcoe Hall Settlement House.

The first year the Generals took part in the memorable event was in the 1998-1999 season. The first-ever toss commenced when former Gens defenceman Jim Baxter potted a first period goal to send the bears through the air. Since then, the list of players to score the iconic goal include current NHL players and Gens greats like Cal Clutterbuck, Anthony Cirelli and more!

Last year, the Oshawa Generals held their annual Teddy Bear Toss, not during a game, but through a community drive-thru event. As with so many things that changed due to COVID-19, our Teddy Bear Toss tradition was adapted and continued to be successful. Thanks to #GensNation, more than 700 bears, $300 in cash and gift cards, and 1246 lbs. of food, or more than 1000 meals, were collected for the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation and Feed the Need Durham.

Who will score the highly-anticipated goal this year to shower the rink in teddy confetti? Come join us at the Tribute Communities Centre on Sunday, December 19th at 6:05 pm as the Gens take on the Kingston Frontenacs to find out for yourself and be part of an unforgettable night!

 

About the Teddy Bear Toss in Oshawa

The first year the Generals took part in the memorable event was in the 1998-1999 season. The first-ever toss commenced when former Gens defenceman Jim Baxter potted a first period goal to send the bears through the air. Since then, the list of players to score the iconic goal include current NHL players and Gens greats like Cal Clutterbuck, Anthony Cirelli and more!

2021 Teddy Bear Toss Tickets – Greats seats are available for the 2021 Teddy Bear Toss game! For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Jason Hickman at 905-433-0900 ext. 2226

Previous Teddy Bear Toss Records
*Total teddy bears collected in twenty years – 80,623

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
2013 M. Dal Colle  1st  5:34 5,542  5,432  Belleville  5-2 Win
2014 M. Dal Colle  1st 8:44 6,072 5,976 Niagara 4-1 Loss
2015 A. Cirelli 1st 4:48 6,017 5889 Saginaw 3-2 Loss
2016 M. Vande Sompel 2nd 8:29 5,770  5781 Saginaw 6-3 Loss
 2017 K. Huether  3rd 5:06  5,605  5202  Saginaw 3-1 Loss
 2018 J. Studnicka  1st 8:02  4,583  5075  Windsor  4-1 Loss
2019 T. Tullio 1st 13:44 4,003 4660 Kingston 5-4 SO Loss
2020 Not held due to COVID-19

 

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