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USA Hockey Body Checking Rules
Injury Prevention / Heads-up Hockey
Safety Education /Equipment
Current MAHA Rule Changes
Clean Your Equipment
Whether you are getting ready for a new season, or in the playoffs, it’s important to take a few minutes to ensure your equipment is in good working order and clean. Dirty equipment can be the source of unhealthy bacteria growth.
Here’s a brief list of things to look at when packing your hockey bag.
- HELMET – Your hockey helmet absorbs a lot of sweat during the season. The protection padding can act like a sponge, trapping the sweat inside. Clean your helmet with a gentle soap and warm water, and scrub it. Let it air dry.
- MOUTH GUARD – Use a toothbrush and some mouthwash. It’s a good idea to keep your mouth guard in a protective case to keep it clean. If you don’t have a protective case, a zip lock plastic baggie will work.
- PADS AND PANTS – Your shoulder pads, shin pads, and elbow pads can all be washed in the gentle cycle of your washing machine along with your breezers. Do not put in the dryer to dry, always air dry.
- GLOVES – Your gloves can also be washed in the washing machine, using the gentle cycle, or soak in the sink with some warm soapy water. Don’t put them in the dryer, let them air dry.
- SKATES – For your skates, take the laces out and pull back the tongues. Check your skate blades for rust, cracks or abnormal wear.
- EQUIPMENT BAG – Your bag can be sprayed with Febreeze, or other products designed for such and air it out.