50+ Best Hockey Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Hockey is a sport in which two teams play against each other by trying to manoeuvre a ball or a puck into the opponent’s goal using a hockey stick. Profoundly inspirational hockey quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Hockey Quotes

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The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving. The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. Wayne Gretzky

To succeed in hockey, you need teamwork. Henry Samueli

Sometimes you do the hard work and set the table and somebody else eats the meal. Brian Burke

Every day is a great day for hockey. Mario Lemieux

The top three worst things I’ve seen in hockey? The invention of the trap. I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out. Rodney Dangerfield

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The invention of the morning skate. And the invention of the extremely ugly uniform. Brett Hull

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

The late Rodney Dangerfield is remembered for his comedic acting, and once dropped this hilarious line.

Great moments are born from great opportunities. Herb Brooks

A puck is a hard rubber disc that hockey players strike when they can’t hit one another. Jimmy Cannon

I’m leaving the game of hockey with nothing but great memories. Joe Sakic

It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice. Eric Lindros

I guarantee we’ll win tonight. Mark Messier

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky

Why is a puck called a puck? Because dirty little bastard was taken. Martin Brodeur

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Sportive Hockey Quotes

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

You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave – win or lose. Gordie Howe

Hockey is a tough game. Bobby Orr

You’ve always been ‘The Great One,’ but tonight you’ve become The Greatest. Gary Bettman II

In any other context, ‘icing’ is a great and exciting word: The proverbial icing on the cake, for instance, is a bonus – a wonderful thing on top of another wonderful thing. But in hockey, icing merely results in the referee’s raising his right hand, as if swearing an oath to the deity of downtime. Steve Rushin

Canada is hockey. Mike Weir

People don’t know how fantastic women’s ice hockey is. People don’t know how fantastic hockey is in general. Hilary Knight

Yeah, I’m cocky and I am arrogant. But that doesn’t mean I’m not a nice person. Jeremy Roenick

Every day you guys look worse and worse. And today you played like tomorrow. John Mariucci

Some of us love hockey not just for its ferocity and skill but for its underlying code of civility off the ice. George Vecsey

I often look at the guys who can whistle before a game and shake my head. You’d think they didn’t have a care in the world. Me? I’m just plain miserable before every game. Glenn Hall

Hockey is murder on ice. Jim Murray

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On the ice, hockey players are enemies. Off, they generally respect each other.

The playoffs separate the men from the boys, and we found out we have a lot of boys in our dressing room. Neil Smith

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

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

People would say, ‘Girls don’t play hockey. Girls don’t skate.’ I would say, ‘Watch this.  Hayley Wickenheiser

My dad had this thing – everyone in Canada wants to play hockey; that’s all they want to do. So when I was a kid, whenever we skated my dad would not let us on the ice without hockey sticks, because of this insane fear we would become figure skaters! Norm MacDonald

Hockey, honestly, was my first love. The excitement, the fast pace, the intensity of the game… I still love it to this day. J. J. Watt

Outdoor hockey is what it is all about. Paul Coffey

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. Bobby Orr

Field hockey is my strongest sport, and if I lose a game, I take a long, hot bath and moan about it. Emma Watson

Amazing Hockey Quotes

Hockey is a tough, physical game, and it always should be. Mario Lemieux

Half the game is mental; the other half is being mental. Jim McKenny

I love those hockey moms. You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick. Sarah Palin

I would be trying to play hockey with my friends, but most of the time, the coach put me on the bench. Because I was too dreamy – I was dreaming all of the time. I was super bad on the ice because I was just thinking about something else. Denis Villeneuve

You watch a hockey game, and the hand-eye coordination and the speed is really miraculous; how those guys track the puck alone, just following it with their eyes. Liev Schreiber

I love hockey. Hockey is my go-to sport. It’s my jam. Alexa Bliss

Whether you’re trying to learn in hockey or trying to learn in life, I’ve always tried to be observant and tried to learn more, tried to evolve, whether it’s as a hockey player or as a person. With each year, I try to do that. Sidney Crosby

I am addicted to hockey now. I’ve seen it on TV, but to be there? I had no idea that white people were having so much fun without me. J. B. Smoove

Whether somebody is really competent – whether he has a good hockey mind, whether he’s a good person to lead a hockey club – is something determined over a long period of time, not one tournament. Steve Yzerman

To me, a hockey player has to be every sport rolled into one: ice skater, baseball player, football player, etc. It’s just incredible to watch! Vinnie Paul