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Mary-Kay Messier on Bauer making medical shields to battle coronavirus

Mary-Kay Messier, Bauer's vice president of global marketing, explains how the hockey equipment company is now making medical shields to help fight the coronavirus.

As the fight continues against the coronavirus, there are some companies stepping up to help the brave medical professionals across the globe. Equipment manufacturer Bauer has switched from making hockey gear like visors to protective shields.

Bauer VP of global marketing Mary-Kay Messier joined the Our Line Starts podcast this week to discuss the company’s production transition and how others are aiding them in making protective gear.

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.