Put the Germs in the penalty box & keep you on the ice.
The spread of dangerous diseases for athletes participating in hockey is a real and preventable threat. Hockey players are particularly susceptible.
Germs grow when athletic equipment gets warm and moist; sweating softens the skin; and germs enter the body from scrapes, cuts and bruises. Hockey players are covered from head to toe in protective padding, and sweat heavily during play. Helmets, shoulder pads, gloves, skates, goalie masks, neck guards, elbow pads, shins guards, pant shells and hockey girdles all can be perfect breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria.
Hockey gear is usually stored and transported in hockey bags. The players’ sweaty equipment, sitting in a dark gear bag can become a perfect breeding ground for dangerous bacteria and viruses. In addition to germs, there's the stink. Every parent and player knows how badly the gear bag and equipment stink - even after just a day in the bag.
But odor isn't the only issue. The fact is players’ lives have been ruined and in some cases cut short because of contracting a communicable disease while participating in Hockey. Joe Thornton (Boston Bruins) was put on intravenous antibiotics in January 2003 as a result of a MRSA infection. Former Toronto Maple Leaf forward Mikael Renberg almost lost a hand as a result of a Strep-A infection.
To protect your player and keep them on the ice, use Germ Blitz to kill the germs and get the stink out.
We recommend that after every practice or game, the player’s equipment should be thoroughly disinfected with Germ Blitz and allowed to completely dry.