Petro-Canada Teddy Bear Toss

Calgary Hitmen forward Radel Fazleev pulled the trigger of the 20th annual Petro-Canada Teddy Bear Toss on Dec. 17 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
 
Before a near capacity crowd of 0,000, the Russian import netted the game's opening goal to lead the Hitmen to a 0-0 triumph over the Edmonton Oil Kings and prompt the tossign of 00,000 stuffed toys onto the ice. 

Fazleev's Teddy Bear Toss goal!



Media Coverage

"My sons look forward to the game each year and really enjoy catching the bears from the upper seats and tossing them below and watching them fly." -- Daily Mail (UK)

"The King of Pop’s got nothing on Radel Fazleev. The Calgary Hitmen import centre scored the Teddy bear goal ... and then moonwalked through the stuffed animals." -- Calgary Sun
 
"The Hitmen have always set the bar for the Teddy Bear Toss." -- Yahoo Buzzing the Net
 
"The Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League are the kings of the Teddy Bear Toss." -- CBS Sports (US)
 
"After being mobbed by his teammates, Fazleev broke loose to do a moonwalk on skates while being bombarded from above with furry creatures." -- Calgary Herald
 
"It rained Teddy Bears at the Saddledome!" -- Global News
 
Distribution day!
 
 
 
Season Date Opponent Score First Goal No. of Bears Attendance
1995-96 Dec. 16, 1995 Saskatoon 5-3 W Borys Protsenko 1,323 7,905
1996-97 Dec. 15, 1996 Saskatoon 7-4 L Jeremy Schaefer 1,000 4,418
1997-98 Dec. 13, 1997 Edmonton 4-2 W Sean McAslan 1,424 4,473
1998-99 Dec. 13, 1998 Red Deer 3-2 OTW Brad Moran 2,107 6,107
1999-00 Dec. 3, 1999 Saskatoon 4-1 W Pavel Brendl 3,600 5,323
2000-01 Dec. 3, 2000 Kootenay Ice 4-4 T Matt Kinch 6,500 10,329
2001-02 Dec. 16, 2001 Medicine Hat 7-2 W Brandon Segal 7,389 10,216
2002-03 Dec. 2, 2002 Medicine Hat 5-4 W Rob Smith 7,603 10,647
2003-04 Dec. 14, 2003 Red Deer 3-2 L Andrew Ladd 9,929 14,190
2004-05 Dec. 5, 2004 Saskatoon 4-3 L Ryan Getzlaf 13,156 16,073
2005-06 Dec. 4, 2005 Moose Jaw 5-1 W Brodie Dupont 13,650 14,662
2006-07 Dec. 10, 2006 Prince George 4-0 W Ryan White 15,540 16,582
2007-08* Dec. 2, 2007 Prince George 6-2 W Ian Duval 26,919 17,341
2008-09 Nov. 30, 2008 Brandon 4-1 W Brandon Kozun 22,722 18,105
2009-10 Dec. 13, 2009 Kootenay Ice 3-2 W Ian Schultz 16,755 16,751
2010-11 Dec. 12, 2010 Red Deer 2-0 W Cody Sylvester 23,096 16,844
2011-12 Dec. 4, 2011 Medicine Hat 2-1 L Calder Brooks 25,303 16,014
2012-13 Dec. 2, 2012 Kootenay Ice 4-1 W Pavel Padakin 21,453 16,912
2013-14 Dec. 1, 2013 Medicine Hat 4-1 W Pavel Padakin 25,921 17,199
2014-15 Dec. 7, 2014 Moose Jaw 8-3 W Radel Fazleev 25,214 17,543

*Set World Record for Number of Bears Collected  

Total Teddy Bears Collected: 270,604

Total Attendance: 257,634