As kids head back to school and fall sports are starting up, parents are busy preparing for a home that’s quiet during the day and outright reeks the moment our superstar athlete crosses the threshold. And from that moment on, there is a particular odor and question that lingers. Which sport has the worst smelling equipment? Is it football pads, or the spandex that sits underneath and soaks up hours of body sweat? Soccer shin guards? Wrestling singlets? According to a Deadspin article ranking the smelliest sports, and any human that has ever played or associated with anyone who has played this sport — it’s hockey, hands down. In result, there are numerous blogs detailing how to clean each piece of hockey equipment. Just scroll down to Pro Stock’s Hockey Guide to Stench Control as proof. However, there is little mention of a product line that effectively eliminates odor and leaves a fresh, non-offensive scent. Until now, that is. But before we get to the odor defeating, let it be known that hockey takes the cake as the worst-smelling sport due to the mildew that takes over as equipment is exposed to moisture and not properly dried. We’ll handle the odor, but we suggest you religiously follow Pro Stock’s Hockey Guide to Stench Control to prevent the growth of mold spores. Now that we’ve spent entirely too much time reflecting on the worst smelling equipment, let’s move on to our solution — which will allow you to safely greet your champion at the door. Our Odor Eliminator spray features two leading technologies, Odor Defeater™ Technology and Probiotic Microbes. Together, they fight odor and prevent its return. For sporting equipment that can’t be put through a washing machine, this is a game changer because it is not just one of those scented quick-fixes. For gear that can be washed, we recommend you first spray down with the Odor Eliminator and then let dry. Once dry, wash in Hero Clean Laundry Detergent, which features our Odor Defeater™ Technology that specifically targets sweat odor, plus 6 powerful enzymes for fighting stains, brighter colors & whiter whites. Beyond what the athletes wear — there are still numerous surfaces they rub their muddy fingers across and leave their butt sweat imprints on. And for that, there is the Hero Clean All-Purpose Cleaner. One bottle for counters, sinks, stoves, showers, toilets, dashboards, hardwood, tools, gym benches, locker-room benches — you get it. Our product line has been tested under the harshest conditions — on fields, in the barracks, on construction sites, and in the firehouses. We have the stamp of approval from our military and first responders. Our household line is a simple, yet powerful cleaning regimen for both professional athletes and parents of the classic high school jock. By the way, we’d love to hear your highly graphic stories of what it’s like to live with a teenage hockey player.