The West Central Trilliant Tigers and the Foothills Bisons helped out with Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey’s Teddy Bear Toss over the weekend.

Minor Hockey holds Teddy Bear Toss

The Bantam Sylvan Lake West Central Trilliant Tigers managed to sneak out a victory over the Foothills Bisons over the weekend.

The Bantam Sylvan Lake West Central Trilliant Tigers managed to sneak out a victory over the Foothills Bisons over the weekend.

The game was a defensive slog to begin with both teams trying not to blink first. The end of the first period would see no progress made as both teams would go into the second period tied 0-0. The game would become dicey after that as member of the Bisons would set up his team mate Brogan Booth for the first goal of the game.

The Tigers would spend the next 10 minutes of the game trying to find the equalizer before Tigers, Ashlain Dufresne and Bret Gerrits would find Zachery Burns to tie the game 1-1 at the end of the second period.

With a renewed sense of optimism, the Tigers would see Burns would notch his second goal of the game with an assist from Easton Springinatic bringing the score to 2-1 Tigers. This would prove to be the all they would need, however Myles Hilman of the Tigers would cash in the insurance goal from with an assist from Bryn Hoiland bringing the game to a 3-1 conclusion.

The game was a particularly special evening as the Tigers would host their annual Teddy Bear Toss during the first intermission.

Team manager Ginger Christian was happy to see all the support from the fans and the players for the charity.

“We had a very successful Teddy Bear Toss,” she said. “We took in 102 bears and almost $500 in gift cards and cash.”

She added the Foothills Bisons also helped with cleaning up the ice after the toss.

The two teams would pose for a great photo together following the cleanup.

All the bears and gifts will be hand delivered by the Tigers to local charities in seven local communities on behalf of those that donated to the cause.

Christian encouraged everyone to continue to support local shelters and charities throughout the holidays as they “always need stuff” this time of year.


Just Posted

Certified Sustainable Beef Workshop introduces new approach

Alberta beef industry is one of the most sustainable industries in the province

Council reallocates funds to purchase portable amphitheatre

$100,000 entrusted from Heart of Town Association will be used for the purchase

Fentanyl information session gives parents a new perspective

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools partnered with RCMP and Turning Point

The Little Mermaid comes to Sylvan

The Ecole Mother Teresa Performing Arts Department performed the musical

Multi-sport event approved for August-long weekend

Multi-Sport at the Lake will include a triathlon to be held on Aug. 4

WATCH: Record number of nominees for Women of Excellence

Various Central Alberta women recognized for their different contributions

Canadian Paralympic team picked up record 28 medals

The 55 athletes strong had set a cautious goal of 17 medals for PyeongChang

Canadian comic Mike MacDonald dies at 63

Ottawa-born comedian had performed on David Letterman

Young Jersey cow takes Saturday night walk through Ponoka

Ponoka residents help police locate runaway bovine, which was safely collected.

4 facts to ring in St. Patrick’s Day

What do you really know about the Irish celebration?

PHOTOS: Team Tanner takes in northern lights in Yellowknife

The aurora borealis and storm hunters photograph Yellowknife’s picturesque night skies

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Airline passenger-rights bill claws back protections for travellers: Advocate

Bill C-49 would double tarmac delays, scrap compensation for flights affected by mechanical failures

UPDATED: ‘New wave’ of anti-pipeline protests return to Trans Mountain facility

About 100 demonstrators with Protect the Inlet marched to the Burnaby terminal Saturday

Most Read