How to Take Care of Your Hockey Equipment

You've worked hard after your game or practice and, let's face it, sweated a lot! You put your gear in a bag and go home. Now you're home with a stinky bag of sweaty and smelly gear. What do you do? How do you take care of your gear and, most importantly, get that awful smell out of them?


  1. 1
    Take out all of your gear. The number one hockey gear no-no is leaving your wet and sweaty gear just laying in your bag. The gear needs to be able to air out. So, take our all of the gear. If your skates are wet, make sure you dry them off, especially the blades. We don't want any rust on them!
  2. 2
    Make an odor killing concoction. Find an empty spray bottle and pour three capfuls of white vinegar into it. Fill up the rest of the spray bottle with water. Screw on the lid and shake. Your concoction is made!
  3. 3
    Apply your odour spray liberally. Spray inside gloves, skates, chest protectors, etc. The more the better.
  4. 4
    Clean your mouth guard. Usually a little warm water and soap does the trick. You don't want to put a bacteria full mouth guard into your mouth!
  5. 5
    Leave out all of your equipment to dry at least for 24 hours or more. Just make sure all or your gear is dry before you put it back into your bag for next time.

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