Yesterday was Teddy Bear Toss Night for the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League.

Late in the first period, a West Central native helped make it rain stuffed animals. Rosetown's Vaughn Watterodt battled his way to the net for the honour of scoring this year's Teddy Bear Toss goal:

Last night was the Blades' first game back after the league's Christmas break, and the Blades forward must have been feeling it as he let a laser out for his second of the night:

An exciting end to the first period certainly set the stage for Watterodt as he finished off his hat-trick late in the second with a shorthanded goal:

Expect a check-in with Watterodt from us locally here at West Central Online, but for now check out his post game interview from last night, as well as word from his head coach as Watterodt continues on with his second season in Saskatoon.