Friday night will be a special one for the Regina Pats and their fans as arguably their top promotion of the year takes place.
It is the annual “Teddy Bear Toss” night in which fans coming to the Brandt Centre are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal to the game with them. When Regina scores its opening goal, fans are to throw the animals onto the ice with the collection being donated to children in need and the childrens ward at Regina’s two hospitals.
Wyatt Sloboshan has scored a “Teddy Bear Toss” goal for the Saskatoon Blades during his WHL career. While he says scoring the goal is a very cool experience, it is great to be able to go out and donate what has been gathered to those less fortunate.
“It’s a big moment.” Sloboshan said. “It’s kind of a heartfelt moment for us too, getting to go do that and seeing the smiles on their faces, there’s a bigger meaning to it.
As for the game, it is Regina’s first home game since mid-November as they return to Brandt Centre ice after an eight-game road trip that saw them go 3-5 putting them with a record of 15-13-2. The opponent is the Kelowna Rockets. They enter the game with a record of 17-8-2-1 and feature three players who will be heading to Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp next week in Ontario. The three are forwards Kole Lind (Shaunavon), and Dillon Dube along with defenceman Cal Foote.
Game time is 7 o’clock. 620 CKRM will have it all for you starting with the pre-game show at 6:35.