This year, Christian Djoos scored the Bear Toss goal, sending a record breaking 45,650 stuffed animals flying, smashing last year's record of 34,798, according to RMNB. All of the bears will probably be donated to kids at native charities.
Fans pelted players with stuffed animals from every seat in the stadium. The town is also home to the namesake chocolate company.
The torrent of toys delayed the game by 40 minutes. Bears defenseman Martin Fehervary swung at the toys with his hockey stick as though they were softballs - and to an extent, weren't they?
A spokesman for the team, which is from the same Pennsylvania town as Hershey's chocolate, said the stuffed animals are "donated to almost 40 local organisations including schools, food banks, churches, lions clubs, as well as the Milton Hershey School, Children's Miracle Network, and the American Cancer Society". In its 21st year of existence, Currie finally did it.
The stuffed animals collected from the toss are donated to more than 40 central Pa. organizations.
The Gens were forced to postpone Sunday night's game due to the weather.