8th Annual Mind to Muscle Cup, News (North Central Predators AAA)

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Jul 12, 2023 | NCP Communications | 218 views
8th Annual Mind to Muscle Cup
The 8th annual Mind to Muscle Cup is collecting food for the Foodbank!  

Join us at the Allandale Recreational Centre in Barrie on Wednesday, July 26th at 5 pm for the 8th annual Mind to Muscle Cup. This year, M2M is partnering with Purolator, OHL Barrie Colts, Barrie Colts AAA Hockey Association, and the North Central Predator Hockey Association to support local the Foodbank and tackle hunger in our community.

The Sharing Place Food Centre in Orillia is, a Community Food Centre supported by local residents, it plays a vital role in providing access to healthy food for women, men, and children that are food insecure. Chris Peacock, the Executive Director, reveals that food bank usage has increased by 38% compared to last year, with over 1,800 individuals relying on their food support every month. They also provide food to 28 local schools, feeding 4,500 kids a day through the school's breakfast and snack programs.  

During the event, Purolator and their local Tackle Hunger Team will be collecting non-perishable donations at the venue. We encourage everyone to bring a donation and contribute to this worthy cause. Locally in Orillia, the North Central Predator Association will be collecting donations and dropping them off at Orillia Sports Medicine. Several former NCP Alumni who now play in the OHL will be participating in the hockey game.

In addition to the food drive, attendees will have the opportunity to watch M2M and Orillia Sports Medicine athletes in action during the M2M Cup 2023. These athletes, who have honed their skills at these two  training facilities, will showcase their talent on the ice. The game will feature top players from various leagues including PRO, OHL, NCAA, and CIS.

This exciting event is completely FREE for all to attend. For those who attend the event, Charlie Horse from the Barrie Colts will be present, free popcorn and Domino's pizza will be available for those who bring a food donation (while supplies last). The main focus of the event is a fast-paced and competitive hockey game, showcasing the exceptional talent of local hockey players. Our primary goal is to assist the Barrie Food Bank by restocking their shelves and helping those in need.

We need your help to make a difference! Come and enjoy the thrilling speed and skill displayed by these elite local hockey players while bringing along a food donation. Admission to the event is FREE, so don't miss out!

Local Athletes include:

CHRIS DESOUSA, German Elite League

JACOB INGHAM, LA Kings organization

JESSIE ELDRIDGE, Women’s National Program

LUCAS CHIODO, Pro Hockey & Former Barrie Colt

MATT BRASSARD, Canucks Draft Pick & Former Barrie Colt

AIDAN BROWN, Norfolk Admirals, ECHL

ARTUR CHOLACH, Las Vegas Prospect & Barrie Colt

TYLER TUCKER, ST. Louis Blues Organization

ALEC BELANGER, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL


PHIL DAOUST, Ottawa Senators Organization

CHAS SHARPE, Mississauga Steelheads, OHL

IAN LEMIEUX, Barrie Colts, OHL

JORDAN KOOY, London Knights OHL, Vegas Prospect



IAN PHILLIPS,  Saginaw Spirit, OHL

ETHAN LARMAND, Sudbury Wolves, OHL

WYLIE BIRKETT, Windsor Spitfires, OHL



COULTER TAYLOR, Upper Canada College

AIDEN PETHICK, Minnesota Blades, Spanola, NOJHL


BEN HAWERCHUK, Pro Hockey & Former Barrie Colt

RILEY HULSIAKNCAA Sacred Heart        


BEN WEST, Barrie Colts, OHL

AIDEN DUDAS, Ontario Reign, AHL

CARTER GEORGE, Owen Sound Attack, OHL





M2M is a proven industry leader in hockey-focused strength and conditioning in the Simcoe County region. For over 23 years, our training program has helped develop a long list of NHL, OHL, NCAA and Tier II hockey players. Mind to Muscle is the Official Sport Science provider of the Barrie Colts.


OSM (Orillia Sports Medicine) is a quality-driven, multi-disciplinary rehabilitation company striving to optimize outcomes and overall patient experience in every community we serve. Experienced health care professionals work closely together to deliver the best possible treatment to their clients. Practitioners address the root cause of the problem and prevent re-injury by delivering advanced manual therapy skills, key corrective exercises and cutting edge modalities.

Barrie Colts OHL Hockey Team plays is The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and is regarded one of the top player development Leagues in the world, and continues to be a leading supplier of talent to both the National Hockey League and Canada’s National teams at all levels as well as U SPORTS (Canadian University) hockey.


Purolator employees have been going the extra mile to take action through Purolator Tackle Hunger – an initiative that’s all about people helping people. Since then, this employee-led grassroots initiative has helped deliver more than 18 million pounds of food to families across the country. We invite you to join us in the Purolator Tackle Hunger program and bring your donations to the M2M Cup! Purolator will be delivering the donations to the Barrie Food Bank.

The Barrie Colts AAA Hockey Association, and the North Central Predators AAA Hockey Association member teams and players have bonded together to collect food and make a positive contribution to the well being of each of its communities.

Thank-you to Dominos for supplying the PIZZA!