WATCH: 7,000 teddy bears rain down after Bakersfield Condors goal

It’s the holiday season, so that can only mean one thing across the minor league and junior hockey landscape: It’s Teddy Bear Toss time. The Bakerfield Condors of the ECHL led things off this year with a Teddy Bear Toss Night against the Utah Grizzlies.

It only took 1:38 for Bakersfield to score, actually on a beautiful goal by Chase Schaber. Then the teddy bears came raining down en masse.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Puck Daddy Blog, the Condors collected 7,358 stuffed animals from the ice and have seen 95,567 plush toys rain down over 16 years of this promotion. 

There’s already a high bar set for this year for all of the other teams that will be holding Teddy Bear tosses this year, but something tells me the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen are already prepping the Saddledome ice for a fluffy monsoon this year.

CBS Sports Writer

Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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