THE IMPACT OF SALES MAY BE DIFFERENT NEAR STATE BORDERS. THEY HOPE TO COLLECT THAT DATA AS WELL. YOU KNOW IT WHEN YOU SMELL IT. HOCKEY. THAT’S RIGHT. IT IS UNIQUE, OVERWHELMING AND HAS TAKEN OVER PART OF THE XL CENTER WITH THE BOY’S HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. THAT HAS PEOPLE WANTING TO KNOW WHAT IS HOCKEY SMELL. HEATHER BROWN SNIFFED OUT IF ANSWER IN ST. PAUL. WHAT DOES HOCKEY SMELL SMELL LIKE? OLD LEMONS AND DIRTY SOCKS. LIKE SOMETHING DIED IN A BAG. IT’S LIKE 10 UNSHOWERED BOYS IN A ROOM. UNZIP IT AND STEP AWAY. WE GET IT. IT’S BAD. DEAD GOAT. DEAD GOAT? DEAD GOAT ON THE HIGHWAY. I CAN’T SMELL IT ANYMORE BECAUSE I’M KIND OF GOING YOU KNOW THAT FEBREEZE COMMERCIAL. THAT’S ME. IT’S AN ACCUSTOMED ACQUIRED TASTE. Reporter: SWEAT MIXES WITH BACTERIA AND IT’S THE BACTERIA’S WASTE PRODUCT THAT CREATES THE STINK. IT’S DISGUSTING. Reporter: THE BACTERIA THAT MAKES THE SMELLS AREN’T DANGEROUS BUT OTHER MICROBES ARE. OUR MAIN CONCERN IS MRSA, STAPH INFECTION. HOW DO YOU GET RID OF THE SMELL? WHAT WE DO IS WE HAVE A SPRAY. DRIER SHEETS THAT’S THE SECRET. YOU PUT SOAP IN THEIR SKATES. IT KILLS IT AND IT HAS A MELON SCENT. ALMOST LIKE YOU’RE WALKING INTO A BED, BATH AND BODY WORKS. WELL THAT NICE. THEY ALSO HAVE A CHEMICAL 10 TIMES STRONGER THAN BLEACH. AND THEY WASH IT AT THE END OF THE SEASON. NOT TOO BAD. YOU ONLY WASH YOUR JERSEY WHEN YOU LOSE. OTHER WISE IT HAS TO STAY RIPE. AFTER EVERY PRACTICE, AFTER EVERY GAME. IS IT WORSE THAN DEAD FISH? CLOSE. I WOULD TAKE HOCKEY EQUIPMENT OVER MOST ANYTHING REALLY. I WOULD. EVEN THOUGH IT’S GOT A BAD SMELL. IT’S THE BEST GAME IN THE WORLD. WCCO 4 NEWS. THE RODEO IS THE ONLY XL EVENT THAT SMELLS WORSE. WOW. HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY. I DON’T KNOW THOSE GLOVES ARE ABOUT AS BAD AS THEY GET. WE USED TO TAKE THEM AND YOU PUT YOUR HAND IN THE BACK SO YOU COULDN’T GET AWAY. NICE FRIEND. VERY NICE FRIEND. MY CHILDREN DON’T PLAY