What has the Grinch got to do with Ice Hockey?

An interesting uniform bringing Christmas joy to the people of Vancouver.

The Vancouver Giants Ice Hockey team have unveiled Grinch themed uniforms that they will wear on December 6th and 8th against the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League. The uniform forms part of the teams annual Teddy Bear Toss fund raiser for children charities in the Vancouver area.

We’ve seen Australian sporting teams wear one off uniforms to celebrate movies or chocolate company promotions but nothing like this. What would you think about your favourite A-League, NBA or BBL team wearing Christmas themed uniforms in the name of raising money for charity?

Interested in knowing how the Giants Teddy Bear Toss works?

In it’s sixth season, fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed toys and other winter donations to the arena. When the Giants score their first goal of the game, fans are to throw the items onto the ice where they are all gathered up and donated to various children’s charities in the Vancouver Area.

“Teddy Bear Toss is one of the most exciting traditions in all of hockey and we are very excited to debut these jerseys next weekend for our fans,” said Giants VP Operations & Assistant General Manager, Peter Toigo. “All game-worn Teddy Bear Toss jerseys will autographed and sold via online auction with proceeds going towards the CKNW Kids’ Fund.”

Rather than the Grinches that stole Christmas, the Vancouver Giants are doing their bit to bring the spirit of the season to those less fortunate.

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