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.
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.
- 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.
- To play the game is good,
To win is better,
But to love the game is best of all
- Great moments are born from great opportunities.
- This is your moment. You’re meant to be here.
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 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?
- 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.
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