Bauer Hockey, the world’s No. 1 hockey brand, announced today a new line of products to help enable the safe return of hockey. Taking learnings from BAUER medical-grade face shields, this summer the company will launch facial protection specifically designed for players, coaches, administrators, on-ice officials, parents and fans.
As local communities begin to re-open with a cautious approach that requires masks and other protections, this new lineup of BAUER products will help prepare players, coaches, trainers, administrators and sports fans when public health officials indicate it is safe to resume play.
INTEGRATED CAP SHIELD
The BAUER Integrated Cap Shield (patent pending) attaches to the brim of a baseball hat or can be worn separately. It is designed to provide protection that stretches from the forehead to chin, offering important eye, nose and mouth splash coverage. It includes adjustable straps to maximize comfort and fit. A built-in Anti-Fog treatment allows for usage throughout the day as a layer of separation from people in close proximity. The Integrated Cap Shield complies with ANSI Standards for protection against splash and splatter, and for droplet resistance. It will be available at authorized BAUER retail locations and Bauer.com in early August.
REVERSIBLE FABRIC MASK
The BAUER Reversible Fabric Mask, which covers the nose and mouth, can be worn by itself or in combination with the BAUER Integrated Cap Shield or any other face shield. This is an effective and comfortable option to be worn around the rink or in communities where face coverings are recommended or required. The BAUER Reversible Fabric Mask is available now at authorized BAUER retail locations and Bauer.com.
While the Reversible Fabric Mask and Integrated Cap Shield provide protection off the ice for coaches, fans, equipment managers, administrators and arena staff, these can also be used far beyond the hockey rink. These two products offer a protective solution for everyday activities, such as grocery shopping, or for organizations, such as restaurants, looking for employee safeguards.
CONCEPT 3 SPLASH GUARD
As an example of the BAUER off-ice products providing employee safeguards, Bauer Hockey is proud to partner with Canlan, North America’s leader in the development, operations and ownership of ice hockey rinks. All of the products in this new BAUER lineup will be used by Canlan’s staff, including zone control attendants and health and safety ambassadors, as part of a comprehensive program to re-open the company’s 49 ice rinks in the United States and Canada.
“There has been an incredible amount of work, care and innovation put into developing our Exposure Control and Return to Play Plans,” said Joey St-Aubin, President & CEO, Canlan Ice Sports Corp. “Given our shared values on safety and innovation, we built Bauer’s newly developed protective equipment right into our protocols. As we bring hockey back, our customers and employees can rest assured we are doing so with the utmost of care and confidence.”
“We are proud to partner with Canlan in prioritizing a safe return to play for all members of our hockey community. We believe in all hockey has to offer kids in terms of learning valuable life lessons, building character and developing lifelong friendships. That is why we are extremely excited to offer a safe path to re-start our great game,” said Mary-Kay Messier, Vice President of Global Marketing, Bauer Hockey.
ABOUT BAUER HOCKEY
Bauer Hockey is the world’s most recognized designer, marketer and manufacturer of hockey equipment and is the No. 1 brand in hockey. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario, in 1927, Bauer Hockey developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot, forever changing the game. Since then, Bauer Hockey has continued to develop the most sought-after products in the industry, including the widely successful SUPREME®, VAPOR® and NEXUS® lines of products.
Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is the North American leader in the development, operations and ownership of multi-purpose recreation and entertainment facilities. We are the largest private sector owner and operator of recreation facilities in North America and currently own, lease and/or manage 17 facilities in Canada and the United States with 49 ice surfaces, as well as five indoor soccer fields, and 15 sport, volleyball, and basketball courts. To learn more about Canlan please visit www.icesports.com.
Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “ICE.”