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Hockey gear doesn’t have to STINK!

January 14, 2019 5:08 pm Published by

Let’s face it… Hockey gear can flat out stink! I used to love the negative comments made by friends and family about my hockey aroma. I would always respond with a simple, “that’s the smell of hard work and commitment, You’re Welcome!”

Here’s some great tips that will go a long way in preventing long term nasal damage from your athlete’s hard work and commitment:

  • Wash the “Soft Gear”
    • Little known fact: The majority of your hockey gear can go in the washing machine. Of course, underwear gets the regular wash…
    • Gloves – Elbow pads – Shin pad liners – Shoulder Pads can be washed on a gentle setting using warm water with little to no detergent.
    • NEVER USE THE DRYER, simply hang to air dry.
  • Disinfect the “Hard Gear”
    • Items that missed out on the bath get the regular disinfectant shower: Helmet – Skates – Pants
  • AIR IT OUT
    • Be sure your athlete is hanging their gear so it fully dries! Fun fact: removing the insoles of your skates greatly increases the longevity and durability of your skates, plus greatly aides in killing bacteria!

Here’s to a stink-free hockey future!

3 Things that should be in every hockey bag!

September 13, 2018 3:13 pm Published by

Condense the clutter! Hockey bags can quickly turn into storage lockers on wheels. However, there’s a few items that should be a must pack for any hockey bag outside of the usual equipment, jersey, and socks!

 

  1. Small Accessory Tote

This should hold tape, helmet screws and parts, stick handling ball, multi-function tool or scissors. Maybe even a few quarters for bubble hockey.

 

  1. Healthy Snacks

A must! You’ve got to feed the machine. Keeping a reserve of a few preferred snacks is always a smart play!

 

  1. Athletic Shoes

Nothing fancy, but having an old pair athletic shoes for the pre-game warmup is a very smart preparation plan.

 

Happy packing!