Yeah, other markets have done it, but that doesn't make it any less cool: The Indy Fuel, AA ECHL farm club for the Blackhawks, collected "4,273 furry friends for the RTV6 Toy Drive to help less fortunate families this holiday season. Alex Lavoie sent stuffed animals flying just 5:20 into the first Teddy Bear Toss in Indianapolis hockey history, but the Fort Wayne Komets spoiled the party with a 3-2 win at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Saturday night."
The concept: fans bring teddy bears, home team scores first goal, teddy bears are thrown from the stands. Man, we love hockey.
Ed Wenck has been writing for NUVO (as well as several other Indiana publications) for nearly 20 years while moonlighting as a radio host. He became Managing Editor of NUVO in 2013. He's authored four books and also reports for WISH-TV's Boomer TV program.