Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Hundreds of Bear for HDHF with Teddy Bear Toss Goal

Written by: Rory McGouran

As the bear’s roar, and the Broncos score, the fans at the EPA let them Teddy’s soar.

The Humboldt Broncos hosted their Teddy Bear Toss Night on December 14th when they welcomed in a sleuth of bears, along with the Melville Millionaires. A few hundred bears were thrown on to the ice when the Broncos scored their first goal of the game. The bears were then donated to the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation (HDHF).

The ‘bringer of bears’ was Broncos’ rookie Braiden Koran who scored his 6th goal of the season to put the Broncos up 1-0 and brought the fur flying on the ice surface of the Elgar Petersen Area.

“It was a very healthy number of bears that we received. At least a couple hundred,” said executive director of the HDHF Lorrie Bunko. “The teddy bears that got collected go straight back to the hospital. We then sort them out and they are ready Monday morning for staff to distribute between the emergency department, inpatients, and the O.R.,” said Executive Director of the HDHF, Lorrie Bunko.

The Bears will be given to the kids who come through the hospital and go a long way to help with anxiety, companionship, comfort, and security when going through what may be a scary process for a young child.

The Teddy Bear Toss goal provided the boost that the Broncos needed, as they went on to a 6-1 victory over the Millionaires