The masterminds behind Bauer Hockey have moved its concern to medical professionals who are on the front line of COVID-19.\nThe company is now creating protective face shields for doctors, nurses, and other first responders.\nRead more about this initiative below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nDuring these difficult times, we all love a happy news story —especially when the good guy comes in the form of a company like Dollarama or Dominos. The latest round of good guy applause goes to Canadian hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer Hockey for its latest initiative. While there are no professional hockey players to worry about right now, the company has moved its concern to medical professionals who are on the front line of COVID-19.\nBauer has offered to create protective face shields for doctors, nurses, and other first responders.\nBauer, located in Blainville, Quebec, was left wondering how they could put its work to use during the pandemic after the Monday announcement where all nonessential businesses must close until at least April 13.\nIn a report by RDS, the Blainville, Quebec company has said they currently have enough material to produce 10,000 masks with a production capacity of 2000 masks per day (to begin) and delivery beginning as early as next week. The company will wait on authorization from the provincial government before starting up any production on the medical shields.\nWith the constant worry about mask and other necessary protective gear shortages for those treating COVID-19, this could be an innovative and desperately needed initiative by a rather unlikely company.\nKudos.\nThe current medical shield prototypes by Bauer are a one-time use, plastic visor that has anti-fogging material. Regular medical masks that cover the mouth and nose are meant to be warn underneath the plastic guard.\nView this post on Instagram Protection that allows athletes to give everything for their team is our heritage. Right now, we're all on the same team. We're repurposing our facilities to make face shields so that medical professionals battling COVID-19 can safely continue to help those most vulnerable. A post shared by BAUER Hockey (@bauerhockey) on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:20am PDT\nAccording to ESPN, Bauer already has more than 100,000 orders as of today for masks across Canada.\nREAD ALSO: Quebec Has 1,339 COVID-19 Cases & Legault Says It May Be The 'Biggest Battle Of Our Lives'\nThe company hopes to also put the word out to supply the U.S with the new visors. The cost of a medical shield is approx CAN $4.25, and Bauer does not expect to make any profit.\nWe're indebted to all medical personnel and first responders who are risking their own safety to keep the rest of us safe. https://t.co/Eys0ml0Cts— BAUER Hockey (@BauerHockey) March 25, 2020\nIt's great to see Canadian based companies going above and beyond at this time.\nAnd what the company doesn't make up in immediate profit, it should make up for in the long run for being awesomely Canadian.\nFollow Bauer Hockey on Instagram @bauerhockey to see what else they are up to, or give them a shout out on Twitter.