I’ve seen rats tossed onto the ice during NHL games before (during Florida Panther games) but I’ve never seen or heard about the Teddy Bear Toss until now.
The Teddy Bear Toss is a fun way for home teams in the Canadian Hockey League to boost moral and also donate teddy bears to less fortunate kids. When the home team of that night scores a goal, the spectators throw their teddy bears onto the ice and then they’re all collected for donation later.
In this particular video the Calgary Hitmen’s 2012 Teddy Bear Toss resulted in about 25,000 teddy bears being tossed and donated. Amazing.