'Raining Stuffed Animals': Teddy Bears Take Over Ice Rink For Good Cause

Fans have set a world record after 34,798 teddy bears were thrown onto an ice rink during a hockey game.

The time-honoured tradition, now in its 25th year, sees thousands of toys thrown onto the ice during the game, with players collecting the stuffed animals to be donated to local charities.

This year fans set a record world record, throwing just shy of 34,500 toys which covered the rink to huge cheers and applause.

According to CBS it takes about half an hour to clean up the rink up after the must-loved tradition takes place each year.

"It's teddy bear toss time," a commentator can be heard yelling in a video from this year's game, that has since gone viral.

"It's raining stuffed animals."

"I'm video taping this because this is an unbelievable scene," the other commentator can be heard saying in the video.

The Kamloops Blazers hockey club said the decades-long tradition started during the 1993-1994 season.

The teddy bears are thrown onto the ice when the home team scores its first goal of the game.

This year Riley Barber scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal to a huge roar from the crowd.

Barber told the NHL network it was a special moment that he wouldn't forget.

Organisers at Hershey Bears told CBS the impact it has on players and the community makes it "all worth it".

More than 30 charities benefit from the donations, with deliveries usually finished within a week.