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Bauer Hockey steps up in a big way to help fight COVID-19

Just another example of why hockey people are the best people on Earth.

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How cool is this? Major hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer Hockey is modifying its production line in order to manufacture protective visors for doctors and medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bauer is world famous for its skates, sticks, protective gear and goalie gear, but it’s also the largest manufacturer of hockey visors in the world. The transition to medical visors is truly remarkable though.

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More on the visors courtesy of TSN:

MONTREAL — Canadian hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer is offering to modify its production line to make protective visors for doctors, nurses and first responders.
The protective equipment to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic would be produced at the company’s innovation centre in Blainville, Que.Bauer’s vice-president of products, Dan Bourgeois, says he has already received calls from Montreal police, firefighters and hospitals interested in the products.
Bourgeois says the company decided to adapt its hockey visor production after hearing Premier Francois Legault say manufacturers in Quebec could have a role to play if supplies of protective equipment run low.
The proposed full-face visors are made of plastic and contain anti-fogging material.
With non-essential businesses ordered closed in Quebec, the company is awaiting authorization from the provincial government before going into production.