Nightly News   |  December 02, 2013

Fans toss thousands of teddy bears

More than 17,000 fans threw about 25,000 teddy bears onto the ice at in Southern Alberta, a tradition for the Calgary Hitmen. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> fans, how they are different from other fans. in southern alberta the calgary hitmen have their own different tradition. after the first goal by the home team the teddy bear toss begins, once a year. holy hannah, look out. 17,000 fans threw over 25,000 teddy bears on the ice. that means many fans brought multiple bears. the best part is they are all swept up and then given to children's charities throughout canada. while it