If there's one thing that Canadians have probably been missing more than anything, it's hockey. Luckily, they may be able to get back to their beloved sport. A company that specializes in hockey's protective gear is creating new items for fans and players to get back in the arena.\nIn a June 17 press release, Bauer announced that it has been developing personal protective equipment for both hockey fans to wear in the stands, as well as players to have while on the ice.\nThe Integrated Cap Shield is a variation on the widely seen plastic face shield, although this one can attach easily to the brim of a baseball cap.\nIt features adjustable straps, as well as a built-in anti-fog treatment that will keep your view of the game from being obstructed.\nThe shield also wraps around the side of your face to provide extra protection from any people who might be in close proximity to you. It will be available to the public starting in August.\nBauer, like many other companies, has also created their own reversible facemasks, which can be worn in conjunction with the cap shield for extra protection.\nBoth of these items have further use beyond hockey rinks, with the company noting that they could both make great safeguards for restaurant employees.\nView this post on Instagram Protecting hockey players has been our mission for decades, and in response to the challenges created by COVID-19, we have taken learnings from our medical-grade face shields to design products which will keep our community safe both on and off the ice. We are excited to introduce the Integrated Cap Shield, which can be worn over the brim of a baseball cap or by itself, offering eye, nose and mouth splash coverage with a built-in Anti-Fog treatment. It complies with ANSI Standards for protection against splash and splatter, and droplet resistance, and will be available through retailers and on Bauer.com in early August. We’re also offering Reversible Fabric Masks which cover the nose and mouth, providing a comfortable and effective option where face coverings are recommended or required. They are available now through retailers and on Bauer.com To help facilitate a safe return to hockey under this new normal, we will be introducing a BAUER Concept 3 Splash Guard which works with our Concept 3 player face mask to provide additional splash protection around the mouth while maintaining a high level of vision and breathability. It is scheduled to be available at retail locations and on Bauer.com in August. For more information on all of our new protection offerings, visit the link in our bio. A post shared by BAUER Hockey (@bauerhockey) on Jun 17, 2020 at 6:00am PDT\nFor those taking to the ice, the hockey equipment maker has also introduced the Concept 3 Splash Guard is designed to work in conjunction with the company's existing hockey face mask.\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\nIt's designed to limit exposure to the nose and mouth while still providing breathability. It will also be available starting in August.\nBauer's masks can be machine washed, and the face shields can be sanitized and reused.\n"It was a natural pivot for our team to shift from protecting players to members of the medical community in a time of crisis," Craig Desjardins, Vice President of Product at Bauer Hockey, "and now we're looking to continue our mission of protection as communities re-open and sports return."