Americans Break Teddy Bear Toss Record, Fall to Winterhawks 8-1

Doug Love

The Americans hosted the Portland Winterhawks today for the Wireless Vision Teddy Bear Toss game. For the second year in a row, Americans fans set a new Toyota Center record with 4920 stuffed toys tossed on the ice. Charities around the Mid-Columbia will receive the donations and distribute them to local children in need. The previous record, set last year, was 4168.

The night’s excitement ended after the Teddy Bear Toss, as the Americans were defeated 8-1 by the Western Conference leading Winterhawks.

Portland had a 2-0 lead when San Jose Barracuda prospect Krystof Hrabik brought the bears with Tri-City’s only goal of the night. Hrabik’s goal came off a shot from the slot, assisted by Sasha Mutala and Nick Bowman.

The Winterhawks scored six more straight to take an 8-1 final victory.

Score: 8-1 POR

Shots: 45-18 POR

[Box Score]

The Americans return to the Toyota Center for their final home game before Christmas this Tuesday. It’s a Tidbits $12 Game. Watch the Americans take on the Seattle Thunderbirds for only $12. Check the Americans Facebook and Twitter pages for a coupon on Monday.



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