Jane Pettifer

Campbell River Storm brighten up the holidays

The Campbell River Storm hockey club delivered good cheer and teddy bears to patients at Campbell River Hospital last Thursday

The Campbell River Storm hockey club delivered good cheer and teddy bears to patients at Campbell River Hospital last Thursday.

The junior hockey club collected hundreds of teddy bears through its annual Teddy Bear Toss at the Dec. 5 home game against the Oceanside Generals.

Fans were encouraged to bring the bears and throw them onto the ice after the first Storm goal. They didn’t have long to wait as defenceman Trent Johnson scored just 39 seconds into the game. The bears were clearly an inspiration as the Storm went on to score an amazing 16 more, for a 17-1 victory.

The teddy bears were also delivered to Yucalta Lodge, Evergreen Seniors Home, and the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society.