Hockey Quotes

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.
Author Unknown

When hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too.
Author Unknown

Street hockey is great for kids. It’s energetic, competitive, and skillful. And best of all it keeps them off the street.
Author Unknown

Ice hockey players can walk on water.
Author Unknown

Hockey players have fire in their hearts and ice in their veins.
Author Unknown

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Funny Hockey Quotes

Hockey players wear numbers because you can’t always identify the body with dental records.
Author Unknown

Hockey is figure skating in a war zone.
Author Unknown

Four out of five dentists surveyed recommended playing hockey.
Author Unknown

Give blood. Play hockey.
Author Unknown

My other car is a Zamboni.
Hockey bumper sticker

I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out.
Rodney Dangerfield

A fast body-contact game played by men with clubs in their hands and knives laced to their feet.
Paul Gallico

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.
Hank Aaron

Inspirational Hockey Quotes for Coaches

High sticking, tripping, slashing, spearing, charging, hooking, fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct, interference, roughing — everything else is just figure skating.
Author Unknown

To play the game is good,
To win is better,
But to love the game is best of all
Author Unknown

Great moments are born from great opportunities.
Herb Brooks

This is your moment. You’re meant to be here.
Herb Brooks

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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.
Jimmy Cannon

We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
Bobby Clarke

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
Wayne Gretzky

Some people skate to the puck. I skate to where the puck is going to be.
Wayne Gretzky

You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
Wayne Gretzky

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.
Gordie Howe

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
Gordie Howe

The quoted authors above in this section knew a thing or two about playing the game.

The 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.
Jim McKenny

Hockey is murder on ice.
Jim Murray

We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don’t even have to go to the hospital.
Brad Park

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Great Hockey Quotes

  • Playing goal is like being shot at.
    Jacques Plante
  • Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.
    Doug Larson
  • 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.
    Stephen Leacock
  • It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.
    Eric Lindros
  • How would you like a job where, every time you make a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?
    Jacques Plante

Inspiring Quotes Motivational

  • 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.
    Steve Rushin
  • 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.
    Steve Rushin


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