STRATHROY ROCKETS TEDDY BEAR TOSS
The Strathroy Rockets will be holding their annual Cuddy Social Committee’s Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, December 12 at the West Middlesex Memorial Centre when they host the second place St. Thomas Stars. Game time is 7:30pm.
The Teddy Bear Toss has been sponsored by Cuddy Farms’ Social Committee since Rocket vice president Joe Brooks organized the first event 15 years ago. Cuddy Farms Social Committee will be the corporate night sponsor of the game.
Future NHLer Kyle Wilson scored the first Teddy Bear Toss goal in December of 2000 as a 15-year-old.
Fans are encouraged to put their new or gently used stuffed toys in bags prior to tossing them on the ice following the first Rocket goal.
Rocket fans may have a bit of a wait before tossing those toys. First period goals have been few and far between for the Rockets this season. They have only scored one first period goal against the Stars this season in four outings. Last Friday in St. Thomas the Rockets failed to score at all in the game against the Stars as they were shutout 4-0.
All stuffed toys will be donated to The Salvation Army to assist with their Christmas hampers.
(photo credit – Kyle Wilson by Jamie Sabau, NHLI via Getty Images)