The Nanaimo Clippers celebrate their Teddy Bear Toss goal from 2016. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

The Nanaimo Clippers celebrate their Teddy Bear Toss goal from 2016. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Clippers will hold Teddy Bear Toss at final home game of 2017 tonight

The Nanaimo Clippers play the Powell River Kings on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena

There will be more than just two hockey teams taking the ice tonight – there will also be a whole bunch of teddy bears.

The Nanaimo Clippers hold their annual Teddy Bear Toss on Friday, Dec. 8, when they take on the Powell River Kings at Frank Crane Arena.

Fans who come to the game are asked to bring a new teddy bear or other stuffed animal, and then throw the stuffies on the ice when the Clippers score their first goal of the game.

The plush toys will be collected and donated to the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive.

PetSmart will be at Friday’s game selling teddy bears for $5, with $3 from each purchase getting donated to the toy drive.

The Clippers and Kings take the ice Friday at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 250-751-0593 or visit www.nanaimoclippers.com.