One of the annual traditions during any hockey game is the teddy bear toss, when the team encourages fans to throw stuffed animals on the ice. The animals are then donated to children's charities for the holidays.

Canadians take it to a whole new level.

Sunday, the Calgary Hitmen, a major juniors team in Canada, hosted a stuffed animal toss of epic proportions. The crowd of under 18,000 brought in 25,921 bears, reports the Calgary Sun. If you think it's a record, you'd be wrong. The bears literally rained down from the stands for about 11 minutes. While the toss registered a good increase over last year's — about 3,000 more — it fell 1,000 short of the world record for bears tossed onto the ice. And yes, the Hitmen are the record holders.