It’s a sure sign that we’re fast approaching the most wonderful time of the year.
Western Hockey League teams begin their annual run of Teddy Bear, Toque & Mitten Toss games Friday, December 1 when both the Moose Jaw Warriors and Tri-City Americans host the special events against the Swift Current Broncos and Seattle Thunderbirds respectively.
Each year, WHL teams come together to collect more than 50,000 items for local not-for-profit organizations throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest U.S.
While the Warriors and Americans will kick-off the annual schedule of Teddy Bear, Toque & Mitten Toss games throughout the WHL, the Seattle Thunderbirds will provide the final act when the Broncos make their annual trip south of the border Saturday, January 20, 2018.
As custom has it, fans are encouraged to bring a teddy bear, toque or set of mittens to their respective club’s designated game. At the scoring of the first goal for the home team, the teddies, toques and mittens will fly.
The Western Hockey League and its participating member clubs are proud to give back to those in need during the holiday season and throughout the year. Deepest gratitude is extended to those who help us spread some cheer during the holiday season.
2017-18 WHL Teddy Bear, Toque & Mitten Toss Schedule
|Date||Time||Home Team||Visiting Team||Location|
|Friday, Dec. 1||7:00 p.m. CST||Moose Jaw Warriors||Swift Current Broncos||Mosaic Place|
|Friday, Dec. 1||7:05 p.m. PST||Tri-City Americans||Seattle Thunderbirds||Toyota Centre|
|Saturday, Dec. 2||7:00 p.m. CST||Swift Current Broncos||Moose Jaw Warriors||Credit Union i-Plex|
|Saturday, Dec. 2||7:00 p.m. MT||Edmonton Oil Kings||Prince Albert Raiders||Rogers Place|
|Saturday, Dec. 2||7:00 p.m. MT||Lethbridge Hurricanes||Victoria Royals||Enmax Centre|
|Saturday, Dec. 2||7:30 p.m. MT||Red Deer Rebels||Calgary Hitmen||Enmax Centrium|
|Saturday, Dec. 2||7:30 p.m. MT||Medicine Hat Tigers||Brandon Wheat Kings||Canalta Centre|
|Saturday, Dec. 2||7:05 p.m. PST||Everett Silvertips||Saskatoon Blades||XFINITY Arena|
|Saturday, Dec. 2||7:05 p.m. PST||Kelowna Rockets||Kootenay ICE||Prospera Place|
|Sunday, Dec. 3||3:00 p.m. PST||Kamloops Blazers||Kootenay ICE||Sandman Centre|
|Friday, Dec. 8||7:00 p.m. CST||Prince Albert Raiders||Kamloops Blazers||Art Hauser Centre|
|Friday, Dec. 8||7:00 p.m. CST||Regina Pats||Kelowna Rockets||Brandt Centre|
|Friday, Dec. 8||7:05 p.m. PST||Victoria Royals||Kootenay ICE||Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena|
|Saturday, Dec. 9||6:00 p.m. PST||Portland Winterhawks||Everett Silvertips||Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|Saturday, Dec. 9||7:05 p.m. PST||Spokane Chiefs||Seattle Thunderbirds||Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena|
|Sunday, Dec. 10||2:05 p.m. CST||Saskatoon Blades||Prince Albert Raiders||SaskTel Centre|
|Sunday, Dec. 10||2:00 p.m. MST||Calgary Hitmen||Moose Jaw Warriors||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|Sunday, Dec. 10||2:00 p.m. PST||Prince George Cougars||Victoria Royals||CN Centre|
|Friday, Dec. 15||7:30 p.m. CST||Brandon Wheat Kings||Lethbridge Hurricanes||Westman Place|
|Saturday, Dec. 16||4:00 p.m. MST||Kootenay ICE||Calgary Hitmen||Western Financial Place|
|Sunday, Dec. 17||4:00 p.m. PST||Vancouver Giants||Prince George Cougars||Langley Events Centre|
|Saturday, Jan. 20||7:05 p.m. PST||Seattle Thunderbirds||Swift Current Broncos||ShoWare Centre|