Ice hockey goal sparks teddy bear pitch invasion

Ice hockey goal sparks teddy bear pitch invasion

There was a pitch invasion with a difference in Canada over the weekend.

Fans at the Calgary Hitmen v Medicine Hat Tigers ice hockey game in Canada threw 26,000 teddy bears onto the ice to celebrate a goal in the Western Hockey League game.

Each year fans bring the stuffed toys to the game to throw onto the ice when the Hitmen score their first goal.

Pavel Padakin's goal triggered the celebrations in the 19th annual Teddy Bear Toss Game and all of the toys have been donated to local charities.

It's the second time in a row Padakin has scored the "Teddy Bear" goal, the only player to do so.

H/T The Big Red Bench

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