Timmins Rock ‘toss’ in support of aiding the homeless

Collecting scarves, toques, mittens and socks for Living Space

Thomas Perry – The Daily Press/Postmedia Network
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The folks down at PETSA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Stuffed Animals) can relax, there will be no Teddy Bears tossed in anger, or otherwise, down at the McIntyre Arena Sunday afternoon.

Instead, the Timmins Rock — in conjunction with Soucie Salo — will be collecting scarves, toques, mittens and socks in support of Living Space.

In previous years, the Rock held Teddy Bear tosses to gather stuffed animals for needy children in the Timmins area, but there was no event in 2020, as fans were not allowed to attend games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday’s contest will see the Rock, who took on the Voodoos in Powassan Wednesday night (details not available at press time) and will face the Rapids in French River on Thursday, host the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners to close out to the first half of their 2021-22 NOJHL campaign.

Ranked No. 7 in this week’s Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 poll, the Rock boasted the best record in the NOJHL (22-4-1-1) heading into Wednesday night’s contest.

Fans still looking for that ideal Christmas gift will also be happy to note they can order the Rock’s new gold third jerseys, complete with numbers and names.

Details can be obtained by visiting the team’s Facebook page, with the deadline for placing orders being Dec. 22.

Following the NOJHL’s Christmas break, the Rock will return to action on Jan. 7 when they travel to French River for a game against the Rapids.

The first home game after the break will see the Rock host the West Division-leading Soo Thunderbirds at the McIntyre Arena on Jan. 9.