Throwing objects onto theice is normally not allowed at a Utica College hockey game. This Saturday is a bit different – for the 8thannual Teddy Bear Toss game. When Utica College scores their first goal fansget to toss stuffed animals onto the ice. The nationally ranked pioneers welcomein buffalo state to the aud. Last year Utica beat Salve Regina 12-0 and Ridge Garbuttscored the famed first goal.
Ridge says, “It’s definitely a game you mark on your calendar,the highlight of the year up to this point for sure. You know every person fromschool from the city is going to be there and it’s a really specialnight.”
12th year head coach Gary Heenan says, “It’s anunbelievable night for a number of reasons. A, anytime you can put a smile on akids face we’re happy to do that and to be able to host this event in its 8thyear, it’s really become a city tradition.”
Thepuck drops at 7 PM from the Aud.