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Hershey sets Teddy Bear Toss record, collecting more than 45,000 dolls

Capitals AHL team shatters previous mark it had set in 2018

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

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Hershey Bears break world record with bear toss

The Hershey Bears set a world record during their 2019 bear toss after collecting 45,650 teddy bears and stuffed animals for charity

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The Hershey Bears didn't just break their own Teddy Bear Toss record Sunday, they shattered it.

Fans of the Washington Capitals American Hockey League affiliate tossed more than 45,000 stuffed bears onto the ice after Christian Djoos' first-period goal against Hartford.

Tweet from @TheHersheyBears: SWEET, CUDDLY MAYHEM IN HERSHEY! The @CommunityAidPA and @abc27News Teddy Bear Toss is underway! #TeddyBearTossHershey #HBH

Hershey previous set the record when 34,798 stuffed bears were donated during its Teddy Bear Toss game last season, breaking the previous world record set by Calgary of the Western Hockey League in 2015.

But when all the bears were counted Hershey had collected 45,650 stuffed animals, which will be donated to children at local charities.

Instagram from @thehersheybears: NEW RECORD!! 45,650 Bears!! #TeddyBearTossHershey

The players went wild by hopping into the massive bear piles then celebrated for real after Brett Leason's overtime goal boosted Hershey to a 4-3 win.

Tweet from @TheHersheyBears: This is literally a child���s heaven. #TeddyBearTossHershey #HBH

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