The Hershey Bears held their annual teddy bear toss game Sunday night at Giant Center.
After giving up two first period goals to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Liam O’Brien scored at the 13:27 mark of the second period to send the teddy bears flying.
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Hampus Gustafsson collected the primary assist. It was O’Brien’s fifth marker of the season.
“It was really cool,” O’Brien said after the game. “I didn’t really realize it was all coming down until maybe five seconds after. I was happy to just put it in.”
The Bears collected a new record 25,017 stuffed animals on the evening. It was a sight to behold.
Pheonix Copley taking 'cleaning the crease' to a whole new level on @TheHersheyBears Teddy Bear Toss night. pic.twitter.com/py2Jd05bpP
— AHL (@TheAHL) December 3, 2017
THANK YOU FANS! We collected 25,017 items tonight to donate to local charities!!!! #HBH #TeddyBearTossHershey #HersheyPA
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Thank you to the 60+ volunteers helping to sort and count all the plush! #HBH #TeddyTossHershey pic.twitter.com/LvzgjJwHwq
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) December 3, 2017
As for the rest of the game, the Bears would score two consecutive goals in the third period to take a brief lead via O’Brien (again) and Jonas Siegenthaler.
After Tom Sestito tied it up, Chris Bourque would win the game for the Bears in overtime 4-3.
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