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Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens supports mental health via special masks

Oilers goalie is standing up for mental health awareness by commissioning four special goalie masks – and the first one is unlike any you've seen before.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Ben Scrivens is one of the more conscientious NHLers of his generation, so it was entirely within character to see the Oilers netminder stand up for mental health Monday by announcing he'd wear a series of goalie masks to raise awareness of the issue.

Scrivens' "Ben's Netminders" program, in support of the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, is providing a platform for four local artists diagnosed with schizophrenia to design a goalie mask for him that touches on the disease. The masks will be auctioned off to raise funds for the organization – and the first artist selected, Richard Boulet, stressed the words "empathy" and "hope" on his version:

Kudos to Boulet, and to Scrivens for continuing to prove himself a tremendous credit to his community and sport.

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