Teddy Bear Toss Dec. 12

After a loss, a tie, and a win mon the road, Alberni Valley Bulldogs are back in town and hosting their annual Teddy Bear Toss.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Tristan Bukovec competes with Coquitlam Express forward Cameron Bertsch for the puck during 5-4 overtime win for the Bulldogs in Coquitlam on Dec. 6.

After a loss, a tie, and a win mon the road, Alberni Valley Bulldogs are back in town and hosting their annual Teddy Bear Toss during their Dec. 12 game at the AV Multiplex. The ‘Dogs are hosting the Trail Smoke Eaters at 7 p.m. and when the Bulldogs score that first goal, fans are asked to throw their new teddy bears onto the ice.

“It always brings a smile to everyone’s face when the Bulldogs score their first goal, the horn goes off and the fans collectively toss their new teddy bears onto the ice,” said Bulldogs head coach Kevin Willison. If possible, keep the toys in a clean paper bag so that they are not damaged buy the moisture from the ice.

The players will deliver all the teddy bears collected that night to local children and seniors the following week.

If you want to skate like a Bulldog, the team is hosting their annual Winter Wonderland Skate on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 8:30-9:30 p.m at the AV Multiplex. This skate is free to attend for everyone.

The front of the Multiplex has been under construction  for a while and on Friday, Dec. 11 the Bulldogs will unveil their new and improved ticket centre. Come by at 3 p.m. for the ribbon cutting, refreshments and a tour.