Despite the NHL being locked out, there is good news for hockey fans. Justin Bieber has been offered a contract by a AA minor hockey team.
The head coach of the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors Matt O’Dette said: “We’ve got a pretty young team, so they’re fans of his. I’ve actually heard his music in the locker room a few times. They’re not afraid to admit it. They’ve got a case of Bieber fever. They may be big tough guys, but don’t let that fool you.”
Bieber, who is Canadian, skated with the Toronto Maple Leafs and grew up playing hockey.
Already proving his talents on the basketball court, Bieber was named the MVP at the NBA All-Star celebrity game. Voted on by the fans, Bieber had 8 points, four assists and two rebounds for the West team.
Congratulations to Elisha Cuthbert who is engaged to NHL star Dion Paneuf. Cuthebert stars in ABC’s Happy Endings and is most known for playing Kim Bauer on Fox’s 24, while Paneuf is a two-time All-Star and captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Cuthbert, a fellow Canadian and avid hockey fan, began dating Phaneuf in 2008. Their relationship made news when Cuthbert’s ex-boyfriend NHL player Sean Avery told reporters before a game against Paneuf, “I’m just going to say one thing. I’m really happy to be back in Calgary; I love Canada. I just want to comment on how it’s become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don’t know what that’s about, but enjoy the game tonight.”
Avery was suspended for his comments, and four years later Cuthbert and Paneuf are engaged. The couple will have a lot of time on their hands to plan a wedding with the expected NHL lockout.
Willa was here and now she is not. The pop singer and NHL husband Mike Modano are divorcing after five years of marriage. Ford and Modano began dating in 2001 before marrying in a small Texas ceremony in 2007. Prior to Modano, Ford dated Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys.
In a joint statement, the couple told PEOPLE,”It is with great sadness that after five years of marriage, Willa and Mike have decided to divorce. They remain friends and wish each other success and happiness.”
Modano retired in September after 21 seasons in the NHL, 20 with the Dallas Stars. During the 2007 NHL playoffs, Ford blogged for NHL.com chronicling the Stars Cup run.
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife has come out of jersey chasing retirement, this time trading the green for ice. Elin Nordegren is linked to San Jose Shark defenseman Douglas Murray, who like Nordegren is a fellow Swede. According to the Swedish gossip site Expressen, the couple got cozy at Rose Nightclub in Stockholm last week. Earlier this month, Nordegren and Murray dinned with mutual friends.
The friend playing matchmaker just so happens to be Jesper Parnevik, the man who set up Nordegren and Woods. Nordegren and her twin sister nannied for Parnevik in 2000, introducing Elin to Woods a year later.
Despite the rumored romance Murray is denying any relationship. “We are only friends,” Murray told Expressen. “We are not dating and we have never dated. We have friends in common and we have only known each other for a couple of weeks.”
Perviously, Nordegren dated investment banker, Jamie Dingman and even planned to marry him.