SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda), proud American Hockey League (@TheAHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), have announced details for the fourth annual Teddy Bear Toss Night, which is set for Friday, December 21 at 7 p.m. against the Tucson Roadrunners.
Fans are encouraged to bring new or lightly used teddy bears or other stuffed toys to the game and when the Barracuda score their first goal fans can throw them onto the ice. The stuffed animals will go on to benefit Working Partnerships USA, Gardner Family Health Network and the pediatric unit at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara.
In 2017-18, over 4,500 bears were collected when captain John McCarthy scored San Jose's first goal.
Friday, December 21 will feature $2 beers and $1 hot dogs. In addition, throughout the season, cars of four-or-more can park for free in the main lot at SAP Center at San Jose.
Tickets start as low at $10 and can be purchased by contacting the Barracuda ticket office at 408-977-4747 or by visiting sjbarracuda.com/tickets.
About the Barracuda:
In 2015-16, the San Jose Sharks moved their American Hockey League affiliate from Worcester, Massachusetts to San Jose, California to join the newly minted AHL Pacific Division. The top developmental league to the National Hockey, the AHL has been in operation since 1929. With an average age of 22.46-years old, the Barracuda are the AHL's youngest roster, comprised of 11 rookies and five sophomores. San Jose is currently on a five-game winning streak, eight-game point streak and hold the league's best overall winning percentage at .786 (15-3-1-2). Since the team moved to San Jose, 23 players have played for the Barracuda and Sharks including current Sharks Melker Karlsson, Barclay Goodrow, Tim Heed, Marcus Sorensen, Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc, Joakim Ryan, Radim Simek and Lukas Radil.