Biebs vs Binner showdown update: Binnington says 'anything can happen'

The Blues goalie says he's impressed with how much this idea has taken off and is excited to meet Bieber on the ice.

Sam Masterson
January 23, 2020 - 8:02 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Although Jordan Binnington is going to have "the weight of North American hockey fans on my back," he's excited to meet Justin Bieber and face off against him in a breakaway challenge. 

We asked the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Champion goalie about how the whole challenge against the world-famous singer began and how he's feeling about the competition. 

"It's really escalated a lot. It's cool, I think it's for a great cause, bringing in charity I think was a great move by him," Binnington says. "I heard through the grapevine that he's working on his skills so I'll have to do the same.

"It's tough because anything could happen, you know, I could fan on a shot or something or maybe he's been working hard and he pulls through."

Related: St. Louis Blues confirm the Bieber vs Binnington breakaway challenge 'will happen'

The Blues say, "it's likely the breakaway challenge will happen sometime during the offseason."

Binnington did mention that "no new details" are ready to be announced yet, but he says he and Biebs have been in contact and they're looking forward to "providing some content" for all of us. 

And the perfect opportunity could be when Bieber is in St. Louis on July 13 to perform at Enterprise Center during his 2020 Tour. 

Last week, Bieber accepted a challenge set by the Stanley Cup Champion goalie to give the pop star 10 chances to score on his in a breakaway. Binnington says if Bieber scored just once, he'll dye his hair "platinum blonde."

Then Bieber replied, but added a charitable incentive.

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