Edmonton, AB – It’s finally here! The 6th Annual Dodge Teddy Bear Toss presented by Global Edmonton and Shaw Media is set for TONIGHT at 7 p.m. at Rexall Place! The stage is set for a huge event as the Oil Kings play host to their “Battle of Alberta” rivals – the Calgary Hitmen. The hockey club is calling on all Edmonton hockey fans to join in on the fun as we aim to collect over 8,000 stuffed toys for 630 CHED Santas Anonymous.
It will be a battle between two of the CHL’s elite with both clubs being ranked in this week’s BMO CHL Top 10. The Oil Kings returned to the ranking this week at #10 while the Hitmen remained #9. These teams are currently tied with 41 points atop the WHL Central Division and one point behind Prince Albert for top spot in the Eastern Conference. Edmonton will carry a record of 7-1-1-1 in their last ten games into Friday night while Calgary is 8-2-0-0 in their last ten.
All this combined with all the Teddy Bear Toss festivities makes this a can’t miss game for fans in Edmonton. Fans at the game will even have the opportunity to see the debut of the Oil Kings 2012 Christmas Video! >> 2011 CHRISTMAS VIDEO
Tickets are still available but going fast so book your seat online today! You can also take advantage of a Ticket & Bear Combo for just $20. Quantities are limited. >> PURCHASE TICKETS
For those unfamiliar with the Teddy Bear Toss – here’s a special PSA from our own Griffin Reinhart, Stephane Legault and Mitch Moroz. >> TEDDY BEAR TOSS PSA
Puck drop for this holiday tradition is set for 7 p.m. Doors will open early at 5 p.m. for Founders Club members and Club Season Seat Holders then 5:30 p.m for the general public.
Tickets are available at OILKINGS.CA, at the Rexall Place Box Office or at Ticketmaster outlets. For more information on season seats or flex packs, call 780-414-GOAL (4625). All games this season will be broadcast live on the TEAM 1260 and streamed live at WHL.ca. The Oil Kings 2012-13 season is presented by JLT, Insurance & Risk Management. >> PURCHASE TICKETS
TEDDY BEAR TOSS HISTORY
The Oil Kings have a 3-2-0-0 record in Teddy Bear Toss games the results are as follows:
07-08 (January 20, 2008 vs Brandon) – 2-1 SHOOTOUT WIN
Teddy Bear Goal: Brett Breitkreuz (Adrian Van de Mosselaer, J.P. Szaszkiewicz) – 1st Period (19:32)
Attendance: 5135 Stuffed Toys Donated: 942
08-09 (December 12, 2008 vs Chilliwack) – 3-1 LOSS
Teddy Bear Goal: Michael Burns (Clayton Cumiskey, Logan Proulx) – 3rd Period (4:09)
Attendance: 6630 Stuffed Toys Donated: 1,300
09-10 (December 18, 2009 vs Red Deer) – 3-1 WIN
Teddy Bear Goal: Lane Werbowski (Mark Pysyk) – PPG – 2nd Period (10:50)
Attendance: 4760 Stuffed Toys Donated: 2,000
10-11 (December 17, 2010 vs Chilliwack) – 1-0 LOSS
Teddy Bear Goal: No Goal – 42 save shutout by Lucas Gore
Attendance: 5811 Stuffed Toys Donated: 4,922
11-12 (December 17, 2011 vs Calgary) – 2-1 WIN
Teddy Bear Goal: Mitch Moroz (Cody Corbett) – 2nd Period (19:46)
Attendance: 10,166 Stuffed Toys Donated: 7,600