Red Wings, Blackhawks, Flyers help sanitize masks for frontline workers


DETROIT – During the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve seen so many people step up to help in any way they can.

The Red Wings Organization has chipped in -- but how does hockey and personal protection equipment go together?

On the ice, the Red Wings and Blackhawks would never work together, but when it comes to helping the frontline workers, it’s an easy choice.

Typically, hockey is played this time of year and Paul Boyer would be problem solving as the Red Wings equipment manager. But these aren’t normal times, hockey is suspended and Boyer is at home in Metro Detroit.

A few weeks ago, his phone rang.

“I got a call from Chris Illitch. He wanted to know if we had any ozone sanitizing machines because GM was looking for them,” Boyer said.

Those machines are used to sanitize the equipment the players wear.

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