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Teddy Bear Toss on Friday

Friday night at the Sleeman Centre, the Hamilton Bulldogs come to town for the Storm’s annual Teddy Bear Toss game sponsored by Brent Johnson of Wellington Motors.

Last year it was Tyler Bertuzzi who scored the Teddy Bear goal in front of a sell out crowd with 5:00 left in the first period. The Storm went on to win that game 4-3 over the Owen Sound Attack.

As we get ready for Friday’s game, here are some Teddy Bear Toss Facts…

– over 15 seasons, the Storm has collected over 41,000 new, or ‘slightly loved’ stuffed toys that have been donated to charities in Guelph and around the world.

– the average time of the Teddy Bear Toss goal over 15 seasons 3:49 of the second period.

– the most bears ever collected by the Storm in a single game was 3,800 in 2012-13

– the Storm’s record in 15 Teddy Bear Toss games is 8-4-3.

-most Teddy goals scored goes to Matt D’Agostini who scored two

– the earliest Storm goal recorded on a Teddy Bear Toss night in Guelph was in 2009 when Matt Sisca scored at 1:13 of the first period.

-the Storm were held scoreless only once on Teddy Bear Toss night, December 2nd, 2006 against the Brampton Battalion (4-0).


Guelph Storm Teddy Bear Toss Goals

Friday, December 8th. 2000: Guelph Storm 8 – Oshawa Generals 0 – goal scored by Charlie Stephens (9:11 First Period) – Attendance: 3,414

Friday, December 7th, 2001: Guelph Storm 4 – Brampton Battalion 4 – goal scored by Martin St. Pierre (17:27 First Period) – Attendance: 3,349

Friday, December 6th, 2002: Guelph Storm 0 – Brampton Battalion 4 – Attendance: 3,568

Friday, December 5th, 2003: Guelph Storm 2 – Owen Sound 2 – goal scored by Shane Hart (7:28 Third Period) – Attendance: 3,890

Friday, December 3rd, 2004: Guelph Storm 2 – Barrie Colts 2 – goal scored by Matt D’Agostini (7:24 First Period) – Attendance: 4,100

Friday, December 1st, 2005: Guelph Storm 3 – Windsor Spitfires 0 – goal scored by Matt D’Agostini (4:54 Second Period) – Attendance 3,976

Friday, December 1st, 2006: Guelph Storm 1 – Erie Otters 2 – goal scored by Jamie Arniel (8:52 Third Period)- Attendance 3,850

Friday, December 7th, 2007: Guelph Storm 3 – Saginaw Spirit 1 – goal scored by Brandon Buck (13:39 Second Period) – Attendance 3,880

Friday, December 5th, 2008: Guelph Storm 3 – Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 0 – goal scored by Peter Holland (6:14 Second Period) – Attendance 3,985

Friday, December 11th, 2009: Guelph Storm 8 – Owen Sound Attack 1 – goal scored by Matt Sisca (1:13 first period) – Attendance 3579

Friday, December 10th, 2010: Guelph Storm 4 – Sarnia Sting 1 – goal scored by Richard Panik (5:54 Second Period) – Attendance: 3,978

Friday, December 9th, 2011: Guelph Storm 5 – Barrie Colts 8 – goal scored by Matt Finn (13:34 Third Period) – Attendance 3,955

Friday December 7, 2012: Guelph Storm 4 – Owen Sound Attack 1 – goal scored by Hunter Garlent (4:12 First Period) – 4,938

Friday, December 6th, 2013: Guelph Storm 3 – Owen Sound Attack 5 – goal scored by Robby Fabbri (8:36 Second Period) – Attendance 4,938

Friday December 12th, 2014: Guelph Storm 4 – Owen Sound Attack 3 – goal scored by Tyler Bertuzzi (5:00 First Period) – Attendance 4,720

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