St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington publicly challenged Justin Bieber to an on-ice breakaway challenge on Wednesday in response to a series of videos Bieber posted of him playing recreational hockey on Instagram.
“10 breakaways me vs. you,” Binnington commented on one video. “You score on me I’ll dye my hair platinum blonde @justinbieber.”
The Canadian singer posted a number of videos in the last week of him playing hockey (including a game of shinny with Toronto Maple Leafs players Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and Tyson Barrie). Based on the video, Bieber’s hockey skills have remained sharp over the years — he even scores a nice backhand goal in one of them, prompting Binnington to challenge the pop star in the comments.
“How bout 10 thousand dollars to charity I score and you donate to a charity of my choice and we film it,” Bieber responded to Binnington’s initial challenge in another Instagram post.
Will the Biebs and Binnington actually face off one-on-one? Budweiser Canada got in on the action on Thursday by offering to double Bieber’s $10,000 charity donation if the two go toe-to-toe during the NHL’s All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, which Binnington will conveniently participate in as part of the Central Division’s roster.
Bieber is a busy man — his new album, Yummy, releases on Jan. 3 — but he’s no stranger to All-Star events. In 2017, he played in the league’s All-Star Celebrity Shootout game in Los Angeles, and he won the MVP award at the 2011 NBA All-Star Celebrity game, too.
So maybe, just maybe Bieber will show up during the All-Star Skills competition on Jan. 24 and put on a show against Binnington.