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Hellebuyck, Brossoit wear masks to promote mental health awareness

Jets goalies don helmets designed by students from Project 11 organization

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Connor Hellebuyck and Laurent Brossoit wore a pair of meaningful masks over the weekend.

The Winnipeg Jets goaltenders each had a custom-made mask in order to support the "Hockey Talks" program for mental health awareness.

The incredible masks were made as part of Project 11, an initiative spearheaded by the True North Youth Foundation, a group that helps Manitoba kids achieve their full physical, social, emotional and intellectual potential.

The mask designs were modeled after drawings made by Project 11 students Brienne Santos-Herlinda and Dalayoan-Yanna Vlahos.

Hellebuyck's helmet, which he wore in Winnipeg's 5-2 win against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, features the saying "Break the Ice on Mental Health" on the side and two hands reaching out to each other across the chin.

Tweet from @NHLJets: A look at Connor Hellebuyck���s mask he���ll be wearing tomorrow night in support of #HockeyTalks!Our goalies will be wearing @TNYouthFDN���s #Project11 student-designed masks at tomorrow���s game!Masks will auctioned in support of Project 11 in the near future.🎨: @Eyecandyair

Brossoit's mask, which he donned in Winnipeg's 2-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Friday, also has the outreaching hands across the front, but his has a speech bubble with gears and the No. 11 inside of it.

Tweet from @NHLJets: Tomorrow night, @LBrossoit will be wearing this mask - in support of #HockeyTalks!Our goalies will be wearing @TNYouthFDN���s #Project11 student-designed mask! Masks will auctioned in support of Project 11 in the near future.

The masks were painted by EyeCandyAir.

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