Remember that disgusting foul stench you were smelling after your last big hockey game? Remember how it made your girlfriend cringe and you had to take a shower right away before you could touch anything? Yeah, that's the smell of victory alright, that's the smell of an over worked human body that's been bashed and bruised and pushed to the limits in one of the greatest sports. That's the smell of a true hockey player.

That smell doesn't just go away when you take a shower either because it is going to stay in your hockey equipment and in the hockey jersey you wore if you don't take the proper precautions to fight it. Sure, you can spray Fabreze all over your equipment bag and you can try to use those little gym bag odor-eater balls to cover the stench but if you don't wash your hockey jerseys and your equipment that smell is going to stay with it for a very long time.

It's easier than you think to wash your hockey jersey so that the smell will go away. First understand that foul odor is caused by bacteria that's been growing on the fabrics of the equipment. The bacteria grows and festers after hours of play because it is being put there by your sweat and your glands. We carry bacteria on our bodies and inside of us all the time and when we exercise we cleanse ourselves through our pours and that cleanse puts everything gross onto the clothes we're wearing.

All you have to do to ensure that your hockey jerseys remain clean and pristine for your next hockey game is wash them on a regular basis. I try to wash my hockey jersey at least after every two games but it's better if you wash it after each time you play. It depends on the type of jersey you have because some hockey jerseys are more delicate than others but usually if you wash it in the washing machine on a gentle cycle in cold water and then hang them to dry instead of tossing them in the dryer everything should be okay.

Keep clean and keep playing hockey and you should have no problems. If you fail to do this you run the risk of developing some pretty wicked bacterial infections on your skin. Try also to spray down or wash your equipment with some antibacterial cleaners after every game as well, that will reduce the risk of infection and also cut down on those disgusting odors.