Hockey quotes for coaches, players, parents, and fans. Looking for some motivation for your team? Inspirational hockey quotes are great to motivate athletes and energize a fan base.
Famous Hockey Quotes
Sometimes you do the hard work and set the table, and somebody else eats the meal.
Brian Burke – on the Leafs successfully making the playoffs
My goal is to deny yours.
When hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too.
Street hockey is great for kids. It’s energetic, competitive, and skillful. And best of all, it keeps them off the street.
Ice hockey players can walk on water.
Hockey players have fire in their hearts and ice in their veins.
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Funny Hockey Quotes
Hockey players wear numbers because you can’t always identify the body with dental records.
Hockey is figure skating in a war zone.
Four out of five dentists surveyed recommended playing hockey.
Give blood. Play hockey.
My other car is a Zamboni.
Hockey bumper sticker
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
A fast body-contact game played by men with clubs in their hands and knives laced to their feet.
My teeth weren’t that good to begin with, so hopefully I can get some better ones.
Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
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Inspirational Hockey Quotes for Coaches
High sticking, tripping, slashing, spearing, charging, hooking, fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct, interference, roughing — everything else is just figure skating.
Great moments are born from great opportunities.
This is your moment. You’re meant to be here.
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Motivational Hockey Quotes
A puck is a hard rubber disc that hockey players strike when they can’t hit one another.
We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
Some people skate to the puck. I skate to where the puck is going to be.
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave – win or lose.
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
The quoted authors above in this section knew a thing or two about playing the game.
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Best Hockey Quotes
Every day you guys look worse and worse. And today, you played like tomorrow.
John Mariucci, to his U.S. Hockey team
Half the game is mental; the other half is being mental.
Hockey is murder on ice.
Jim Murray – Check out these other Jim Murray Quotes.
We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don’t even have to go to the hospital.
Great Hockey Quotes
Playing goal is like being shot at.
Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.
Hockey captures the essence of the Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter, we are alive.
It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.
How would you like a job where, every time you make a mistake, a big red light goes on, and 18,000 people boo?
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Hockey belongs to the Cartoon Network, where a person can be pancaked by an ACME anvil, then expanded – accordion-style – back to full stature, without any lasting side effect.
By the age of 18, the average American has witnessed 200,000 acts of violence on television, most of them occurring during Game 1 of the NHL playoff series.
I guarantee we’ll win tonight.
Hockey’s a funny game. You have to prove yourself every shift, every game.It’s not up to anybody else. You have to take pride in yourself.
Whether talking about winning games or the amount of practices to schedule, it’s important to be realistic and remember that, while hockey is a great way to teach us life lessons, it’s not something that should define us as people.
Quotes for Hockey Fans
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
Every day is a great day for hockey.
Sometimes guys need to cry. Some hockey players think they’re too tough to cry.
The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we’re teaching – not only the fundamentals of hockey, but also the life values – are sinking in.
I love those hockey moms. You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick.
The top three worst things I’ve seen in hockey? The invention of the trap. The invention of the morning skate. And the invention of the extremely ugly uniform.
You’ve always been ‘The Great One,’ but tonight you’ve become The Greatest.
As long as I could remember, since I was 5 years old, I watched the Stanley Cup. I stayed up, made a point of watching it presented, watched the celebration in the locker room, and always dreamed that maybe I’d get there.
For the Love Of The Game
Yeah, I’m cocky and I am arrogant. But that doesn’t mean I’m not a nice person.
The playoffs separate the men from the boys, and we found out we have a lot of boys in our dressing room.
Hockey is a tough, physical game, and it always should be.
People don’t know how fantastic women’s ice hockey is. People don’t know how fantastic hockey is in general.
Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive.
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