There's one accessory that everyone seems to want right now. Face masks in Canada come in all different colours and patterns. However, one hockey team's equipment manager might just be making the most Canadian masks out there.

In an April 13 tweet, OHL hockey team the Peterborough Petes revealed that their equipment manager, Brian D Miller is now making face masks using skate laces.

"With no hockey to be played, our equipment manager @chooseoptionb is using his skills to make maroon and white masks - complete with skate laces - for the frontline workers at @PRHC1!" the tweet reads.

The masks represent the team's colours, which also happen to be Canada's colours, and are being given to workers at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

With sports being cancelled for the foreseeable future, resources are being diverted to create equipment for the people who need it.

Bauer applied its time and materials to creating face shields which it donated to medical professionals.

CCM, a company known for making hockey sticks and other sports gear, has also jumped into creating medical equipment with specially designed hoods for frontline workers. 

They are even sharing their design through the company website so that other people with the materials and tools can create them as well.

"We are deploying our culture of innovation and craft, which normally protects the world’s best hockey players doing battle on the ice, for a new purpose: Protecting our healthcare workers on the front lines of the most important battle of our time," Rick Blackshaw, CEO of CCM Hockey said in a statement.

With more discussion turning to whether face masks should be worn at all, Dr. Theresa Tam has told Canadians that if they choose to do so, the item should be properly fitted and they should still practice proper hygiene.

As Justin Trudeau said during his now-infamous "speaking moistly" moment, wearing a mask is more about protecting other people from you.

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