Anyone who has ever played hockey at any level – or lived with someone who plays hockey – knows how bad hockey equipment can smell.
Ouellette’s work includes tossing the players’ sweat-soaked jerseys, socks and undergarments into industrial washing machines in his office. And for a man who deals with hockey apparel and equipment, and plays pickup hockey in his personal life, Ouellette possesses a fortunate trait.
“I smell nothing anymore,” Ouellette told The Gazette’s Brenda Branswell. “I have no more sense of how hockey equipment stinks or whatever. I’m totally immune to it.”
Ouellette was the focus of a feature story in this week’s Hockey Inside/Out section, published in The Gazette on Thursday.
Here’s a link to stories to keep you busy as we wait for the puck to drop tonight in Buffalo (7 p.m., RDS, TSN-HABS, TSN 690 Radio):
(Photo by Marie-France Coallier/The Gazette)