The wrinkling of his friends’ noses sparked the idea for Dan Black. After a hockey game about a year ago, he was “hanging out with a few buddies” when they asked him, ‘What’s that smell?’ It was his hands.
“I had just showered and everything. But the smell lingers. It’s tough to get rid of,” said Black, a Management and Organizational Studies student at Western.
The smell Black is talking about is known as ‘hockey hands’ in rinks and locker rooms. A whiff of it is akin to smelling dog’s breath, or old pickle juice, he laughed. But it’s a smell that seeps into skin after removing hockey gloves and stays long after the player has showered or washed their hands.