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Hockey Quotes

In this blog, we have covered the most Catchy Hockey Quotes, Best Hockey Quotes, Famous Hockey Quotes, Funniest Hockey Quotes, Hockey Inspirational Quotes, Hockey Sayings, Hockey Captions and Don Cherry Hockey Quotes.

 

Catchy Hockey Quotes

  • “Hockey is a tough game.” – Bobby Orr
  • “Hockey is the original extreme sport.” – Tom Ward
  • “Every day is a great day for hockey.” – Mario Lemieux
  • “I liked hockey, and I still like hockey.” – Kevin Smith
  • “Hockey is a difficult and skill-based game.” – Sandeep Singh
  • “I played hockey until I was 13 or 14 years old.” – Kevin Owens
  • “I am a pretty tough guy. I’m an old hockey player.” – Jim Flaherty
  • “I’m just a hockey player. I want to play every day.” – Martin Brodeur
  • “I love hockey because of the respect for history and for the game itself.” – George Vecsey
  • “For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional hockey player.” – Mario Lemieux
  • “I never looked at hockey as work. Now that I’d finished playing, I had to go to work.” – Bobby Orr
  • “I love hockey, and I don’t love it for any other reason than when I get out there and play, I enjoy it.” – Brendan Fehr
  • “It’s an amazing honor to be the fourth Black hockey player to go into the Hall of Fame. It’s a huge thrill.” – Jarome Iginla
  • “Only one thing is ever guaranteed, that is that you will definitely not achieve the goal if you don’t take the shot.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “I never look at myself as a black player. I think of myself as a hockey player that wants to be the best player in the league.” – P.K. Subban
  • “You see a hockey player, you’d never know he’s a professional athlete. But you put the skates on him, and he becomes a beast.” – Junior Seau
  • “If you want to do something for the rest of your life, it’s not going to be easy, especially being a pro hockey player, so you need to work at it.” – Connor McDavid
  • “If I learned one thing by playing professional hockey for thirty-two years, it’s that you have to love what you do. And that’s not just true for sports.” – Gordie Howe
  • “Since the beginning, I always loved the game. When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted.” – Mario Lemieux

 

Best Hockey Quotes

  • “It’s been a good hockey life for me anyway.” — Peter Forsberg
  • “I played hockey in North Dakota growing up and watch a lot of that.” — Phil Jackson
  • “If I can be half the hockey player that Bobby Orr was, I’ll be happy.” — Ray Bourque
  • “One of the great rules of hockey is: On the Stanley Cup, all germs are healthy.” ― George Vecse
  • “He’s a gritty hockey player, he’s got good vision, he’s an intelligent player.” — John Muckler
  • “I love extreme sports, I like snowboarding and motorcross and rollerblading and hockey.” ― Jeremy London
  • “In a weird way, [hockey] is like church and therapy and exercise all rolled up into one.” ― Michael Vartan
  • “I think the thing you always got to keep in mind, you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles.” — Mark Messier
  • “Hockey is like a religion in Montreal. You’re either a saint or a sinner; there’s no in-between.” ― Patrick Roy
  • “I play hockey in a pickup league. I grew up playing, so it’s nice to get on the ice whenever I can.” — Robbie Amell
  • “I used to play hockey when I was growing up. Everyone sort of learns how to skate and play hockey at an early age.” ― Bob Dylan
  • “We can make fun of hockey fans, but someone who enjoys Homer is indulging the same kind of vicarious bloodlust.” ― Steven Pinker
  • “We’re not only hockey players. A lot of guys have families and girlfriends. You can’t just think about hockey 24-7.” — Mike Comrie
  • “I knew nothing about hockey when I came to Chicago and then became the biggest fan – went to every playoff game.” — Christian Madsen
  • “I love my hockey, but if you can do that and go home and just be a dad and husband, then you have the best of both worlds.” ― Curtis Joseph
  • “I’m probably the only guy in hockey who can win a scoring title and everybody is saying I had a bad year. I don’t worry about it.” — Wayne Gretzky
  • “The great thing about hockey players is that they are able to separate the on-ice from the off-ice and not let the latter distract them.” ― Stu Grimson
  • “Hockey is an amazing sport and it has definitely had a positive impact on my life. But my dad always said school comes first, and if I didn’t do well in school I didn’t get to play hockey.” ― P. K. Subban
  • “I feel honored and privileged to have represented the USA program over the past 16 years. USA Hockey will always be a part of me and I will cherish the experiences and memories with this team.” ― Angela Ruggiero

 

Famous Hockey Quotes

  • “Canada is hockey.” – Mike Weir
  • “It’s a great day for hockey.” – Bob Johnson
  • “Trust me, I’m a really nice guy.” – Bob Probert
  • “Forget about style; worry about results.” – Bobby Orr
  • “Outdoor hockey is what it is all about.” – Paul Coffey
  • “Play every game as if it’s your last one.” – Guy Lafleur
  • “When we’ve got the puck, they can’t score.” – Paul Coffey
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “Risk something or forever sit with your dreams.” – Herb Brooks
  • “That’s what I want to do, find ways to score.” – Connor McDavid
  • “Growing up in Canada, I didn’t watch football much.” – Sidney Crosby
  • “Talent is a gift, but you can only succeed with hard work.” – Jean Beliveau
  • “We are the sort of people that make health insurance popular.” – Terry Sawchuk
  • “Bravery is not the absence of fear, but the action in the face of fear.” – Mark Messier
  • “I didn’t hear him because my two Stanley Cup rings were plugging my ears.” – Patrick Roy
  • “Every day you guys look worse and worse. And today, you played like tomorrow.” – John Mariucci
  • “I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.” – Rodney Dangerfield (Comedian)
  • “Sometimes you do the hard work and set the table, and somebody else eats the meal.” – Brian Burke
  • “If someone gave the Russians a football, they’d win the Super Bowl in two years.” – Frank Mahovlich
  • “Great moments are born from great opportunities. This is your moment. You’re meant to be here.” – Herb Brooks
  • “The three important elements in hockey are: the forecheck, the backcheck and the paycheck.” – Gilbert Perreault
  • “Always keep your composure. You can’t score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.” – Bobby Hull
  • “Positive expectations are important for your hockey success because you tend to get what you expect.” – Felicity Luckey
  • “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “I get a feeling about where a teammate is going to be. A lot of times, I can turn and pass without even looking.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “Rocket had that mean look on, every game we played. He was 100 percent hockey. He could hate with the best of them.” – Gordie Howe
  • “Play with passion and heart. If you don’t carry passion into sport – or into any job for that matter – you won’t succeed.” – Phil Esposito
  • I’m probably the only guy in hockey who can win a scoring title and everybody is saying I had a bad year. I don’t worry about it.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “A championship team wins because it already has established players, while a talented team is just beginning to establish players.” – Alexander Ovechkin
  • “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 not a one-man show; it’s a team effort. If you don’t work as a team, even if one or two guys aren’t working, you’re not going to win. That’s the way it is.” – Guy Lafleur
  • “If you go to ice and you think, ‘I must score’ or ‘I must get some points,’ you won’t score or get any points. You must go and play and don’t think about it.” – Alexander Ovechkin
  • “When Bobby came into the league he was a rushing defenseman, a goal scorer and a point-getter. He just opened the game up to more offense and that’s the way the game is played now.” – Johnny Bucyk
  • “Goals live on the other side of obstacles and challenges. Be relentless in pursuit of those goals, especially in the face of obstacles. Along the way, make no excuses and place no blame.” – Ray Bourque
  • “I had an opportunity many, many times to go to the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Hefner. Jerry Buss asked me many times and you know what, looking back that was stupid of me not going there.” – Marcel Dionne
  • “I started as a fourth-line fighter, went to being a third-line center, then a second-line winger and a first-line center. I’ve played every role there is, and the only thing that matters is helping the team win.” – Mark Messier
  • “I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “My recruiting key: I looked for people first, athletes second. I wanted people with a sound value system as you cannot buy values. You’re only as good as your values. I learned early on that you do not put greatness into people, but somehow try to pull it out.” – Herb Brooks
  • “Is hockey hard? I don’t know, you tell me. We need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner, and the concentration of a brain surgeon. But we need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold and slippery surface while 5 other guys use clubs to try and kill us. Oh yeah, did I mention that this whole time we’re standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick? Is ice hockey hard? I don’t know, you tell me. Next question.” – Brendan Shanahan

 

Funniest Hockey Quotes

  • “Hockey is murder on ice.” – Jim Murray
  • “I’m not dumb enough to be a goalie.” – Brett Hull
  • “Only Dunlop has seen more rubber than I have.” – Dominik Hasek
  • “I didn’t speak English until I came to Pittsburgh.” – Mario Lemieux
  • “I wouldn’t urinate in his ear if his brain was on fire.” – Bobby Hull
  • “Half the game is mental; the other half is being mental.” – Jim McKenny
  • “There are rough players and there are dirty players. I’m rough and dirty.”
  • “All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.” – Gordie Howe
  • “My former wife made me a millionaire. I used to have three million dollars.” – Bobby Hull
  • “You’re too old to still be playing. I’ll buy you a rocker you can sit in.” – Stan Mikita
  • “Biologically, I’m 10. Chronologically, I’m 33. In hockey years, I’m 66.” – Mark Messier
  • “I have 3,000 penalty minutes. I don’t need people dictating to me how to do my job.” – Tie Domi
  • “It’s like somebody got really, really fat and then one day they lose four pounds” – Jaromir Jagr
  • “My teeth weren’t that good to begin with, so hopefully I can get some better ones.” – Duncan Keith
  • “We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don’t even have to go to the hospital.” – Brad Park
  • “Yeah, I’m cocky and I am arrogant. But that doesn’t mean I’m not a nice person.” – Jeremy Roenick
  • “Hockey players wear numbers because you can’t always identify the body with dental records.” – Bob Plager
  • “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
  • “I wear tinted visor not to trick other players, but so hot girls in stands don’t see me looking at them.” – Alexander Ovechkin
  • “I’ve had some of the best times of my life at The KK. The best staff at the greatest college bar in the country.” – Chris Chelios
  • “If you jump out of a plane without a parachute, does that make you brave? No, I think that makes you stupid. I will never play without the mask again.”
  • “Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.” – Tiger Woods (quoting his father, Earl Woods, who was a former hockey player).
  • “Bettman is an asshole. A friggin asshole. I think he’s ruined the game of hockey. He’s supposed to be impartial. He’s supposed to speak for the good of the league, but in my opinion, he’s strictly behind the owners. Those 1996 rule changes are a joke.” – Bob Probert

 

Hockey Inspirational Quotes

  • “There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing.” – Scotty Bowman
  • “Arrive at the net with the puck and in ill humor.” – Fred Shero
  • “The goal is too small and the goalies are too big.” – Scotty Bowman
  • “There is no escalator to [hockey] success only steps.” – Glen Sather
  • “There’s no experience like on-the-job training.” – Henrik Lundqvist
  • “You don’t have enough talent to win on talent alone.” – Herb Brooks
  • “If I had the Rangers payroll, I’d never lose a game.” – Glen Sather
  • “Don’t worry what people say or what people think. Be yourself.” – Brett Hull
  • “I’m leaving the game of hockey with nothing but great memories.” – Joe Sakic
  • “The toughest job for a coach today is handling the press after a game.” – Toe Blake
  • “There is something about Game 7 that there’s a memory there for you for sure.” – Mike Babcock
  • “Hockey is the only job I know where you get paid to have a nap on the day of the game.” – Chico Resch
  • “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire.” – Fred Shero
  • “Hockey players wear numbers because you can’t always identify the body with dental records.” – Unknown
  • “You can have all the talent in the world, but if the pumper’s not there, it doesn’t matter.” – Glen Sather
  • “Hockey has given me everything, most importantly it brought me to Swift Current, where I met my wife Deb.” – Joe Sakic
  • “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “The playoffs separate the men from the boys, and we found out we have a lot of boys in our dressing room.” – Neil Smith
  • “My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with.” – Mark Messier
  • “Coaches are like ducks. Calm on top, but paddling underneath. Believe me, there’s a lot of leg movement.” – Ken Hitchcock
  • “Maybe one of the qualities of being a great coach is being [a jerk]. There are quite a few of them around.” – Larry Robinson
  • “I don’t have bad relationships with my players. But I don’t get into long conversations with them either.” – Scotty Bowman
  • “If it’s free, it’s advice; if you pay for it, it’s counseling; if you can use either one, it’s a miracle.” – Jack Adams
  • “I don’t like it when I see people not taking chances. If you don’t take chances, you’ll never make advances.” – Bobby Orr
  • “Some of us love hockey not just for its ferocity and skill but for its underlying code of civility off the ice.” – George Vecsey
  • “It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.” – Eric Lindros
  • “Dreams are so important. You need to have big goals and expect a lot of yourself but you have to enjoy the ride too.” – Sidney Crosby
  • “Only one thing is ever guaranteed, that is that you will definitely not achieve the goal if you don’t take the shot.” – Wayne Gretzky.
  • “This is a hump you have to get over, and it usually comes in the first series. You get over the hump and you’re on a roll.” – Al Arbour
  • “You can’t get big in hockey if you’re just going to dip your toe in the water. You’ve got to jump into the deep end.” – Brendan Shanahan
  • “I always tell kids, you have two eyes and one mouth. Keep two open and one closed. You never learn anything if you’re the one talking.” – Gordie Howe
  • “My philosophy is never start talking about ‘if,’ ‘and,’ ‘but’ or the past, because 90 percent of what follows will be negative.” – Gordie Howe
  • “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.” – Paul Coffey
  • “Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • “We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death. Life is just a place where we spend time between games.” – Fred Shero
  • “I never look forward. I live for today. If you think about what’s going to happen in a year, in two years, then you begin to plan. And plans never come true.” – Alexander Ovechkin
  • “When you play hockey, you don’t have any fear. As soon as you step on the ice everything goes away and you’re focusing on the puck and focusing on the play.” – Alexander Ovechkin
  • “There’s no reason why a player is done at 33, 34. They train better, they eat better, they drink better. This isn’t the old days when everybody sat around and drank beer.” – Bobby Clarke
  • “Would I like to have us healthy and be playing our full lineup? Absolutely. But that’s not something I can control as a coach. Things happen and we’re just going to have to fight through it.” – Jared Bednar
  • “We have to get families back in the game, get back where Saturday night, everything stops. A case of beer comes out and a bottle of rye and anyone who comes to the house, they better want to watch hockey.” – Bobby Hull
  • “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.” – Stephen Leacock

 

Hockey Sayings

  • Got Stick?
  • Smell my bag!
  • Guard The Yard.
  • Don’t puck with me.
  • You had me at hockey.
  • Give blood, play hockey.
  • What’s life without goals?
  • Please don’t feed the goalie.
  • Happiness is a day on the ice.
  • Ice hockey has made doctors rich.
  • I never stop thinking about hockey.
  • Born to play hockey. Forced to work.
  • 7 days without hockey makes one weak.
  • 4 out of 5 dentists recommend hockey.
  • Life is better when we stick together!
  • If you can’t play nice, play hockey.
  • Anytime is a good time to play hockey.
  • Hockey: Making dentists rich since 1875.
  • We are more than just chicks with sticks.
  • Ice hockey is for those who can’t play nice.
  • All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
  • It is now a universal truth that actions speak louder than coaches.
  • Field Hockey players do it for 60 minutes in 11 different positions.
  • You’re not really a hockey player until you’ve lost a few teeth.
  • The hockey rink is where you get to meet your match. Not at the club.
  • Hockey is where we live, Life is just a place we spend between games.
  • You can’t possibly play hockey in the amazon jungle because there are far too many cheetahs.
  • A cake baker always likes the last section of a hockey game. It usually is like the icing on a cake!
  • Though it sounds mean, a bad hockey team is much like an old bra. It has no cups and minimal support.
  • Hockey players are known to make friends out of strangers very easily. It is probably because they are excellent at breaking the ice first!

 

Hockey Captions

  • Fast and Furious.
  • Hockey with Heart.
  • Stick it to ‘em!
  • Chicks With Sticks.
  • Hockey has my heart.
  • Real men wear skates.
  • We know how to score.
  • I’ve got some game.
  • Daily agenda: Hockey.
  • I can’t. I have hockey.
  • Hockey – the cool sport.
  • Don’t worry, play hockey.
  • Hustle, hit, and never quit.
  • All out, all game, all season.
  • It takes balls to play hockey.
  • Let your stick do the talking.
  • I play daily, you play weakly.
  • Demand respect or expect defeat.
  • I’d rather be playing hockey.
  • Living and breathing hockey since
  • Life is a game, hockey is serious.
  • Stressed, blessed, hockey-obsessed.
  • Hockey is the original extreme sport.
  • Sports with shorts can kiss our kilts.
  • Don’t go through life without goals.
  • Hockey is figure skating in a war zone.
  • Life is short. Spend it playing hockey.
  • Hockey is not a game, it’s an attitude.
  • You can hit on us, but you can’t score!
  • Time spent playing hockey is never wasted.
  • You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
  • A bad place to be is between me and the puck.
  • If hockey was easy, they’d call it football.
  • I followed my heart and it led me to the rink.
  • Let your mistakes make you better, not bitter…
  • Hockey doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
  • If there is no hockey in heaven… I’m not going.
  • If I am not playing hockey. I am dreaming about it.
  • All I want is someone to cuddle and watch hockey with.
  • When hell freezes over, we’ll play hockey there, too.
  • A bad day of hockey is better than a good day of work.
  • It’s not about how good you are but how bad you want it.
  • The coolest sport with the hottest fights is only ice hockey.
  • I will find my dream guy at the hockey rink, not at the club.
  • Good players inspire themselves, great players inspire others.
  • Hockey players have fire in their hearts and ice in their veins.
  • Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.
  • In ice hockey, the stick can be used on the puck and the opponents.
  • Sticks and pucks may break my nuts, but winning will always heal me.
  • Sometimes I hate life but I don’t give up on it because of hockey.
  • Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.
  • If you think I’m cute now, wait until you see me in my hockey jersey.
  • Don’t hate us because we play hard, hate us because we do it in skirts.
  • I’m in a good place right now. Not emotionally – I’m just on the ice.
  • The rules of hockey are very simple, basically, it is this: If it moves, kick it.
  • A puck is a hard rubber disc that hockey players strike when they can’t hit one another.
  • A good player plays where the ball is. A great player plays where the ball is going to be.

 

Don Cherry Hockey Quotes

  • “I never, ever said ‘don’t wear a visor’.”
  • “I love them so much I still wear their shorts.”
  • “He was wearing a visor. I thought he was Russian.”
  • “Never forget a friend. And never forget an enemy.”
  • “People think common sense is common – but it’s not.”
  • “How would you like that guy operating on you with those hands?”
  • “Most of the guys that wear them are Europeans and French Guys.”
  • “A million comedians starving to death and you’re trying to be one.”
  • “Anybody who says they don’t like fighting in the NHL have to be out of their minds.”
  • “I’m the only guy in the world who turned down $15,000 because his dog wouldn’t fly.”
  • “My 3 players of the game: No. 1 – the Zamboni driver. No. 2 – an usher. No 3. – a guy selling popcorn.”
  • ‘What I said was if you’re wearing a visor and you’re going for safety, OK. But don’t go around being a tough guy”.
  • “When I was a kid, I used to pray the Lord to make me a Hockey player. But I forgot to mention the NHL, so I spent 16 years in the minors”
  • “Even then (in the early days), I had the best suits and best shirts. I always looked sharp. The kids didn’t have shoes, but I always looked good.”
  • “Here’s Wellwood, Seven-and-oh in the faceoffs, plus-two, two assists, played 20 minutes, drew eight minutes on the power play, lost a tooth and a pint of blood. What a guy.”
  • “I never understand this. He’s got 11 power-play goals, nobody touches him. He’s got a cannon [of a shot]. If he doesn’t put it in, he tears your ankles off. Get [McCabe] out there.”

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