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Hershey Bears fans rain down record number of teddy bears

Frank Carnevale
| Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Fans of the Hersey Bears rained down a record number of teddy bears on the ice this weekend.

After the team’s first score Sunday night the fans covered the ice at Giant Center with 34,798 stuffed animals to claim a new world record.

This teddy bear toss surpassed the team’s record of 25,017 collected in 2017, and the world record of 28,815, previously set by the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen in 2015, according to the team .

The collected bears and animals will go to over 30 Central Pennsylvania charities.

The toss happened in the first period after the Bear’s Riley Barber scored to tie the game 1-1 against the visiting Binghamton Devils.

Watch the video of the goal and the cascade of stuffed animals.

The first intermission of the game was moved up because of the of teddy bears, according to ESPN , and the teams took a break with 11:45 left in the first period.

The Bears, who are the Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate, went on to beat the Devils 6-3.

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Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Frank at 412-380-8511, or via Twitter @frnkstar.

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