Hockey gear can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Place your gear in the washing machine and use vinegar as a softener. Make sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions before attempting to wash your equipment.

 
Get crayon stains out of clothing by rubbing them with an old toothbrush dipped in vinegar. Then wash as usual. Source

Vicki Lansky, “Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, & Very Good Uses You’ve Probably Never Thought Of.” 2004