Thursday, 11 December 2014

Royals Host Teddy Bear Toss Friday

Victoria hosts Vancouver for annual Teddy Bear Toss Night.

For Immediate Release
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals will host their BC Division rivals the Vancouver Giants Friday, Dec.12th at 7:05 p.m. for their fourth annual Teddy Bear Toss Night presented by Save-On-Foods, Capital Iron, 100.3 The Q! and The Zone @ 91.3.

Friday's game marks the last time fans can see the Royals live in action at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre before the Christmas Holidays. Victoria returns home to face the Prince George Cougars on Saturday, December 27th for Black Press Card Night and Sunday, December 28th for a skate with the players. 

TEAM CANADA BOUND: Victoria Royals' Head Coach Dave Lowry and defenceman Joe Hicketts are off to Toronto, ON to join Team Canada's National Junior Team for the upcoming 2015 World Junior Championships. Lowry will be joining Scott Walker of the Guelph Storm (Ontario Hockey League) as one of the two assistant coaches to Head Coach Benoit Groulx of the Gatineau Olympiques (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League). Hicketts is one of 29 players born in 1995 or later from across Canada that will compete for a spot on Team Canada in the National Junior Team Selection Camp from today to December 15.

TEDDY BEAR TRIFECTA: In tomorrow’s fourth annual Teddy Bear Toss Night, Royals’ forward Austin Carroll has the opportunity to go for the Teddy Bear Hat-trick. Carroll has scored the teddy bear flying goals the previous two seasons, while former Royal Zane Jones tallied the other marker in 2011.


Fans are encouraged to bring their new teddy bears or other plush toys to the game and throw them on the ice after the first Royals’ goal.  Toys will be distributed by 2 Burley Men Moving & Hauling to a variety of local charities such as the Zone 91.3’s Toy Drive, the Salvation Army and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  Mini-Marty the Marmot stuffed toys are also on sale at all three Capital Iron and all six Save-On-Foods locations in greater Victoria leading up to Friday for $10 .00 each. Proceeds will benefit the BC Children’s Hospital. 


6:00-6:45 p.m.
-          Japan Camera will be on site at Gate 1 to take Christmas photos with Marty the Marmot. Photos are by food or cash donation to the Mustard Seed Food Bank.

6:00 p.m.
-          A limited number of Mini Marty the Marmot stuffed toys will be available to purchase upon entrance.

-          Capital Iron will be on site with a Christmas Light display, and handing out coupons on entrance with lucky numbers.  Fans are encouraged to check their numbers at the Capital Iron booth at Gate 1 during the intermissions for a chance at a prize from Evolution Lighting.

-          Save-On-Foods will be providing bags for fans to protect their stuffed toys from moisture as they throw them onto the ice.


Second Intermission
-          SORA Spa Chuck-a-Puck
o   Round trip flight for two from Victoria to Pitt Meadows by Harbour Air
o   SORA Spa Package
o   Jiffy Lube Oil Change

-          The Zone @ 91.3 (First Intermission)
o   Fans will compete for a limited edition The Zone @ 91-3 hockey jersey

-          Capital Iron Find Marty presented by Evolution Lighting (Second Intermission)
o   One fan will win a set of 100% tangle free indoor/outdoor Evolution cluster lights with a total of 1,120 LEDs over 33 feet and seven settings! Comes with remote a control.

The Royals’ Pink in the Rink and Canadian Forces jerseys will be on display in the concourse at Gate 1 and available to bid on in ongoing jersey auctions during both games.  All proceeds support the BC Cancer Foundation and the Military Family Resource Centre respectively.  Full jersey auction schedule can be found at

Give the gift of hockey this holiday season. The Royals “Holiday Combo” includes four any-time vouchers and a Royals’ fleece scarf. The best part? It’s already pre-wrapped in a colourful ticket booklet. Visit or the box-office for full details.


For further information contact:
Adam McKinnon
Manager of Communications and Hockey Operations Coordinator
Victoria Royals Hockey Club