Wranglers Play Solar Bears, Toss Teddy Bears on Dec. 1

Wranglers players share the ice with stuffed animals during last season’s Teddy Bear Toss
For the 10th season in a row, the Las Vegas Wranglers will host a Teddy Bear Toss, sponsored by Cricket Wireless, during the team’s game against the Orlando Solar Bears on Saturday, Dec. 1. The stuffed animals collected will then be donated to Sunrise Acres Elementary School in eastern Las Vegas (Photo credit: John Bosworth)

Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used teddy bears and stuffed animals to Saturday’s game to toss onto the ice after the Wranglers score their first goal. Cricket stores across the Vegas valley also have donation boxes set up to collect stuffed animal donations before Dec. 1, and fans who drop off toys at Cricket locations will receive a voucher good for a $6 ticket to upcoming Wranglers games. Stuffed animals collected by Cricket will be handed out during Saturday’s game for empty-handed fans to throw in celebration.

On the road through the Thanksgiving holiday, the Wranglers return home to face the San Francisco Bulls on Nov. 29 and open the two-game series against the Solar Bears on Nov. 30. After the Dec. 1 game, fans can also enjoy a live concert from Louis Prima Jr. and his swing band, the Witnesses.

Celebrating 10 seasons of Wranglers hockey this year, 2012-13 ticket plans are on sale now. Packages start at $93 and can be customized for five, 12 or 22-game plans. Full season tickets come with benefits including buddy passes, exclusive events, a team shop discount and more. Take advantage of the best deals by calling the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-PUCK. The Wranglers play all 36 regular season home games at Orleans Arena, located next to the Orleans Hotel and Casino at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.  Visit: www.lasvegaswranglers.com