A Drumheller grown artist is making an impact in the hockey world.

Morgen Schinnour, who grew up in the valley, has been making headlines in the hockey world for her newest hockey helmet design.

Schinnour owns Schinny Designs, a company that designs and creates custom mask art.

The helmet was designed for former AJHL Drumheller Dragon, Dane Dow, who had recently been traded to the SJHL Humbolt Broncos.

"Dane Dow, who was on the Drumheller Dragons last year, he got traded to the Broncos this year because both of their goalies were injured and ultimately, one of them passed away in the crash, and the other was paralyzed. Once he found out what team he was traded to he contacted me to do up this helmet for him," explained Schinnour.

Dow wanted a way to honor those who passed away in the Humbolt Broncos bus crash.

"Ultimately, he wanted to have the ribbon on the mask, which has been what people have been wearing since the crash. In the white spot by the actual ribbon and the horse logo are the all names of the victims, in the white area just ghosted in there. So they (the names) are there but not seen all the time," continued Schinnour.

Schinnour was excited to be offered the task of designing this helmet, as she comes from a hockey family herself.

"Being in a hockey family growing up, and dealing with hockey players on a daily basis, it just hits close to home. I was pretty honoured Dane chose me to do it for him."

She grew up playing hockey in the valley, and eventually finding a way to merge her artistic side with one of her favourite sports.

"I worked at Angie's Auto Graphic and Window Tinting (Drumheller) with her for almost three years. Doing the vinyl graphics and using the computer for vinyl, that really helped a lot to learn the process to how to design stuff, and being at SAIT helped to because I took Graphic Design," said Schinnour.

After she completed the helmet, she posted a video to social media site, Twitter, and her phone hasn't stopped ringing since.

"I just posted on Twitter on Monday night, just the actual video of it I didn't actual post pictures of the helmet itself. It has almost fifty thousand views It is the most I have ever had," explained Schinnour.

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