Ranked: The Worst Smelling Hockey Gear

Worst Smell Hockey Gear

Smelly hockey gear is an issue that has plagued players since the game’s creators strapped metal blades onto their shoes. Interesting and completely made-up fact: In the days before industrial washing machines to clean gear, smelling salts were originally used to get the smell of their own gear out of players’ noses. It was only when a player actually passed out from smelling his skate that trainers discovered the salts’ ability to wake up knocked out players.

The Offensive Smell of Hockey Gear

If you’re anything like me, you won’t even reach one hand into your hockey bag when you are dressed for work or school out of fear of smelling all day long. It’s no secret that the smell of hockey gear isn’t for everyone, so today I am going to dive in to my bag and identify the pieces of gear most responsible for the offensive odors.

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4 Healthy Snacks to Pack for Hockey Practice

Healthy Snacks For Hockey

4 Healthy Snacks to Pack for Hockey Practice

They say you are what you eat – and this couldn’t be more true in a sport like hockey. In fact, researchers state that hockey players who eat right before games or practice have demonstrated enhanced cognitive thinking, faster reaction times, and improved overall coordination and athleticism. So yes, while it’s important to practice your game, it’s also important to eat right so you can be at your best.

The right pre-game or pre-practice meal is one thing, but healthy snacks can be taken with you to the rink to eat before you hit the ice or during any scheduled Zamboni breaks in the action. So listen up, hockey moms and hockey dads! Here’s a look at the high-protein and whole grain foods that you should be sending your kids to the rink with:

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Buyers Guide: Top 5 Hockey Skate Brands

Best Hockey Skate Brands

Buyers Guide: Top 5 Hockey Skate Brands

When it comes to equipment, there’s arguably no piece more crucial than your hockey skates. A multitude of hockey skate brands from various companies have made purchasing decisions even more difficult for the hockey player, but the variety of skates clearly for the better.

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3 Key Hockey Tips for Beginner Centers

Jonathan Toews is widely regarded as one of the NHL's top centers

Jonathan Toews is widely regarded as one of the NHL’s top centers

3 Key Hockey Tips for Beginner Centers

The centerman in hockey is often considered to be one of the most important players on the ice. Their job is to control the center of the ice, win face offs, lead fast breaks, skate back for defense and generally offer support to wing players when they are in trouble. In short, a little bit of everything.

If you were to compare hockey to football, the center would be a quarterback and a linebacker rolled into one. New players can take some time to learn all the roles they need to play. Below are some hockey tips for beginner centers so they can focus on a few of the fundamentals and begin to build upon these with more playing time.

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