Many hockey fans know tradition of throwing hats (or octopi in the case of Detroit) onto the ice in recognition for scoring a hat trick in a game. The traditon of throwing things onto the ice however, is not limited to idol worship as these fans in Calgary prove. For the 17th year in a row, fans of the Calgary Hitmen show their philanthropic side during the Christmas season by throwing stuffed animals onto the ice after the first goal.
Who says you can't have fun giving to charity? The 25,000+ stuffed animals and teddy bears will be going to a great cause, as they will provide gifts to children's hospitals. And in giving, these hockey fans certainly have a ball doing so.