Justin Bieber Offered National Minor League Hockey Contract

12 September 2012, 13:22

The 'Boyfriend' singer has been scouted by a Canadian side who are "hopeful" the star will take up a trial with the team.

Justin Bieber has been scouted for a trail with a minor league hockey team in Canada.

National Hockey League farm team, the Bakersfield Condors, want to offer the 'Never Say Never' star a tryout contract for their upcoming 2012-13 season after being impressed by video footage of the star.

"Very rarely do you see this combination of skill and toughness," said head coach Matt O'Dette said in a statement. "We share a common Canadian heritage since we both hail from Ontario."

He continued: "I've scouted some video of him online skating with my hometown team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and I think he could provide some elusive speed up front for us.

"Plus, he's a right-handed shot, which we've been looking to add." 

The 'As Long As You Love Me' singer is a keen sports fan and has played in charity basketball games and was recently reported to be recruiting for a football team with David Beckham as his coach and One Direction as some of the players.

The general manager of the team, Matt Riley, spoke with E! News to admit that he had contacted Justin's manager Scooter Braun about the possibility of the singer joining their team and was "hopeful" they could entice the star with their offer.

Meanwhile, Justin is set to embark on his 'Believe' world tour later this month which kicks off in Arizona on 29th September and heads to the UK in February 2013.