I’ve been putting my sports lens, the Nikon 70-200 VR Zoom Lens, to work the last couple of weeks by photographing my high school alma matar’s varsity boy’s ice hockey team. During a game last week, the team had a Teddy Bear Toss. This is the second year the Baldwinsvile Bees have asked people to bring or purchase at the game new, unused teddy bears to be thrown onto the ice during the first intermission. All the teddy bears are registered before the game and the closest one to center ice wins a prize for the thrower.
The announcer counts down and everyone with a Teddy Bear heaves them out onto the ice. The safety netting posed a large obstacle so it took a few minutes to get them all out there. When all was said and done, over 100 teddy bears of every size and color covered the ice. They were collected by some of the players to be given to Crouse Hospital’s Pediatric ward.
I’ll be following the team for the rest of the season as time permits. Click here to see more Baldwinsville Bees Ice Hockey game pictures. Go Bees!