Bieber offered ice hockey contract

Justin Bieber has been offered an ice hockey try-out

Justin Bieber has been offered an ice hockey try-out

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Justin Bieber could be set to swap the stage for the ice after being scouted by an ice hockey team.

The Baby singer has impressed the Bakersfield Condors - a California-based minor league ice hockey team - so much that they have offered him an amateur try-out contract.

A message on the team's website says: "The Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) and Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Matt O'Dette (@BigOdie2) announced today that they have offered hit recording artist RW Justin Bieber an amateur tryout contract for the upcoming 2012-13 season."

O'Dette was quoted as saying: "Very rarely do you see this combination of skill and toughness. We share a common Canadian heritage since we both hail from Ontario."

The message says that scouts believe the chart-topper has "soft hands, a good skating stride, and a devastating wrist shot", which would make him a strong opponent on the ice.

Justin, who grew up playing the sport, hasn't commented on whether he will take up the offer.

In 2010 the 18-year-old told ABC's Nightline: "I love hockey. I played hockey all my life."

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