Calgary Hitmen Teddy Bear Toss (Video)

By Darrick Thomas on
Hockey has its weird stadium traditions. You may have see an octopus thrown onto the ice at Detroit Red Wings' games, or perhaps you've been lucky enough to witness a bunch of ball caps come raining down from the stands when a player scores three goals for a hat trick. Well, those sights have nothing on the annual Calgary Hitmen Teddy Bear Toss.The teddy bear toss is a popular Christmas season promotion for minor and junior hockey teams throughout Canada and the US in which fans bring teddy...Read Full Story

Even Paraplegic Hockey Players are Angry

By Tatiana Guertin on
There's no doubt hockey can be a violent game. There's hitting, slashing, high sticking and fighting is legal. Apparently the intensity and aggressiveness associated with hockey is also present in sled hockey.For those not familiar, sled hockey has all the same rules as regular hockey, it's just tailored for players who don't enjoy the normal use of their legs. In other words, it's like wheelchair hockey, but instead of wheels, the players are strapped to a sled. Still, while some would...Read Full Story

Hockey Fans Really Like to Throw Things

By Tatiana Guertin on
Image From HockeyForum.comEvery sport has crazy fans. Fans that yell, scream, make signs or dress up at every game, but in all my years of following sports I have never seen fans throw ridiculous things onto the area of play more than hockey fans.Maybe it doesn't happen that often, but honestly, hockey fans throw some pretty crazy things onto the ice, and they get excited about it. In some cases the act of throwing something on the ice is steeped in tradition, still there are a few cases...Read Full Story

Bears Can Play Hockey Too

By Tatiana Guertin on
Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins misses a check against Alex Steen #10 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during a NHL game at the Air Canada Centre November 17, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images North America) Bear Image From Mr. X You may not know this by looking at them, but bears are apparently natural born hockey players. Strap on some skates, throw a stick in their hands and they'll do the rest. They skate, they pass, and they even try to score.Obviously you're...Read Full Story

Explicit Toys Delay Swedish Hockey Game

By Tatiana Guertin on
Image By Cladio Bresciani/ScanpixSome hockey fans throw hats on the ice after a hat trick, in Detroit they throw octopi and in Sweden they throw dildos. Well, it's not a common practice, but on Tuesday night the ice at a Swedish pro hockey game was littered with the penis shaped toys.The crowd also held a vulgar sign and a giant inflatable penis. Fans of the Stockholm-based AIK were apparently taunting player Jan Huokko. Earlier this year Huokko's cell phone was stolen and an explicit video...Read Full Story