Our tipster tells me this was a toy drive type of thing, and I think that’s pretty cool. It’d be really funny if the home crowd was mocking someone on the opposing team for having a bear fetish or something, but I don’t think that’s what’s going on here. Whatever the reason, seeing 20,000+ stuffed bears thrown onto the ice at a hockey game is something to behold. This Black Keys song rocks my shit, too.
Update: Alright, I did some digging. The Canadian Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen took part in the annual “Teddy Bear Toss” in order to collect toys for kids. If I was Canadian, I could totally see myself attending this thing next year.
Check out the video:
[H/T to Fr*nk]