When he couldn't find a Washington-area company to clean his hockey equipment, Art spent $80,000 of household savings on an industrial washing machine and started GearClean Inc.
The firm quickly branched out into cleaning firefighting gear, horse blankets, gooey pizza delivery bags and anything else that needs disinfecting or serious sanitizing but won't fit into a regular washing machine. Even so, Art says, his core clients remain "hockey moms tired of driving their minivans around with smelly hockey gear in the back."
—Katherine Shaver, "Making It: A Hockey Player Discovers The Sweet Smell Of Success," The Washington Post, April 13, 2008
He's the closest thing to a young Stompin' Tom Connors you can get without committing identity theft.
Bush Pilot Buckaroo is Hus' fourth album featuring his patented style of hard edged, frontier country rock. Whether singing about cowboys in pickups, bush pilots, hockey moms, miners or roadhouse bands, Hus' musical portraits of blue-collar Canadians ring true.
—Robert Reid, "Canadian blues dipped in southern flavour," Guelph Mercury, July 24, 2008
The falling down can get frustrating for some youngsters.
"We stress to moms: Don't take them off the ice," said Darlene Mize, president of the Hockey Moms. "We tell them: 'Try. Give it your best shot.' That's the name of the game."
—Roger Catlin, "An Early Shot At the Puck," The Omaha World-Herald, December 15, 1985
Glennon is a hockey mother.
—Bart Barnes, "Kids in Sports: It's a Real Family Affair," The Washington Post, December 12, 1980
Here's the earliest citation I could find for The Joke:
Arrg. What the heck. You've already followed me down the road this far, what's another kilometre or two? OK, here's the joke: What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? The answer? Lipstick.
—Shannon McKinnon, "A clear tube of lip balm in a passion-red world," The Daily Herald-Tribune (Grande Prairie, Alberta), September 23, 2003
Ah, but check this out:
—Jim Coyle, "Time to take the pledge, hockey dads," Toronto Star, November 24, 2001