Mind to Muscle's unwavering commitment and dedication towards community was evident at this year's 8th annual Mind to Muscle Cup, an initiative aimed at driving positive change.

Mind to Muscles dedication and commitment to community, was evident at this years 8th annual Mind to Muscle Cup initiatives designed to make a positive impact. This year, M2M partnered with Purolator, OHL Barrie Colts, Barrie Colts AAA Hockey Association, and the North Central Predator Hockey Association to support the Barrie Food Bank and tackle hunger in our community.

At the event, Purolator and their local Tackle Hunger Team collected non-perishable food donations and accepted monetary gifts. Attendees were encouraged to bring a donation and contribute to this important cause. For those who made it to the event, Carly Horse from the Barrie Colts made an appearance, and free popcorn and Domino's pizza were provided to those who brought a food donation.

The event surpassed the success of the previous year, accumulating an impressive 3000 lbs of food and $2500 in donations.

Aside from the food drive, attendees had the opportunity to watch M2M athletes in action during the M2M Cup 2023. The game featured top players from various leagues including PRO, OHL, NCAA, and CIS.

Local Athletes Who Played:

Colten Drillen Roach, Collingwood Blues, OJHL

Tyler Tucker, St. Louis Blues, NHL

Matt Brassard, Allen Americans, ECHL

Owen Johnston, Steinbach Pistons, MJHL

Greg Eskedjian, M2M Coach, Former Pro Player

Justin MacPherson, St. Mary's University

Phil Daoust, Belleville Senators, AHL

Bailey Kirwin, Albertus Magnus, NCAA

Vic Hadfield, Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL

Will Redick, Plymouth, NCAA

Jax Bellwood, Burlington Cougars, OJHL

Alec Belanger, Dalhousie, CIS

Payton Schaly, Plymouth State University, NCAA

Aidan Dudas, Ontario Reign, AHL

Ryan Smith, Dalhousie, CIS

Brett Bressette, Erie Otters, OHL

Chris Desousa, Redbull Munchen, DEL

Ben Hawerchuk, Jasksonville Icemen, ECHL

Rylee Hlusiak, Sacred Heart University, NCAA

Ethan Larmand, Sudbury Wolves, OHL

Barrett Kirwin, Dalhousie, CIS

Brendan Young, Plattsburgh, NCAA

James Hardie, Mississauga Steelheads, OHL

Mitchell Russell, San Jose Baracuda, AHL

Isaak Phillips, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL

John Balah, NCAA, Oswego

Isaiah Moreira, M2M Coach, Brampton, GOJHL

Chas Sharpe, Mississauga Steelheads, OHL

Cole Quevillon, Northern Sudbury Cubs, NOJHL

Mitchell Weeks, Rockford Icehogs (AHL)

Guest Coach - Joe Rockbrune, Barrie AAA

Guest Coach – Phillip Barski, Barrie Colts OHL, AC