The Best 55 Hockey Quotes All Fans And Players Will Love

Inspirational hockey quotes for hockey lovers.
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We have put together some memorable hockey quotes for you to read and enjoy. If you love tennis and football too, you should check out Tennis quotes and [Football quotes].

Best Hockey Quotes

Good hockey quotes to motivate every player.

Each player in the game has a critical role to play, and here, we bring some inspirational hockey quotes and field hockey quotes to bring up the team spirit.

1."You only reach the hockey goals you aim at. Therefore, you might as well aim at reaching your ultimate hockey goals."

-Felicity Luckey.

2."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.

3."It's more fun to be playing hockey than doing anything else."

-Connor McDavid.

4. "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.

5. "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.

6."Hockey is a tough, physical game, and it always should be."

–Mario Lemieux.

7."Sometimes guys need to cry. Some hockey players think they’re too tough to cry."

–Brett Hull.

8."You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours."

-Herb Brooks.

9. "I think the big thing is you really have one chance to do this… to play hockey for a living, you have one chance at your career, and you have to take full advantage of it."

–Patrick Kane.

10."You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone."

-Herb Brooks.

11. "If you're a sports fan, it is really cool when you see the best-on-best for hockey at the Olympics."

–Gary Bettman.

12."Risk something or forever sit with your dreams."

-Herb Brooks.

13."Forget about style; worry about results."

-Bobby Orr.

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

-Eric Lindros.

15."The goal is too small and the goalies are too big."

-Scotty Bowman.

16."To succeed in hockey, you need teamwork."

Henry Samueli.

17."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.

18."I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt."

-Scotty Bowman.

19."Positive expectations are important for your hockey success because you tend to get what you expect."

-Felicity Luckey.

20."Act enthusiastic about hockey and you will be enthusiastic."

-Felicity Luckey.

21."Discipline is the bridge between your hockey goals and hockey success."

-Felicity Luckey.

Ice Hockey Quotes

Ice Hockey is the national winter sport in Canada. With six players on each side, it is played both in an indoor or outdoor rink. Find some beautiful quotes on ice hockey.

22."A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."

-Wayne Gretzky.

23."A player must be able to skate, have hockey sense, be able to shoot - not necessarily able to score - and have drive."

-Pierre Page.

24."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.

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

-Jimmy Cannon.

26."Hockey is murder on ice."

-Jim Murray.

27."People don’t know how fantastic women’s ice hockey is. People don’t know how fantastic hockey is in general."

–Hilary Knight.

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

–Liev Schreiber.

29."I'm happiest when I have skates on my feet, a stick in my hands and teammates by my side."

―Carrie S. Allen.

30."It doesn’t matter what I think. It doesn’t matter what other people think. You have to get on the ice and participate and play and the best team wins."

-Wayne Gretzky.

Interesting And Funny Hockey Quotes

Hockey is played on ice, on a roller rink, or in a field. Though it involves fights sometimes, it is fun watching and playing every minute of the game. Find some funny hockey quotes that can make your day.

31."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.

32."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."

–Brett Hull.

33."Half the game is mental; the other half is being mental."

-Jim McKenny.

34."All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity."

-Gordie Howe.

35. "Playing goal is like being shot at."

-Jacques Plante.

36."I am for hockey. I find I should like to hit something with a stick."

-Gemma Doyle Trilogy.

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

-Brad Park.

38."Biologically, I'm 10. Chronologically, I'm 33. In hockey years, I'm 66."

-Mark Messier.

39."You're not really a hockey player until you've lost a few teeth."

-Bill Gadsb.

40."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.

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

–Emma Watson.

42."The English play hockey in any weather. Thunder, lightning, plague of locusts...nothing can stop the hockey. Do not fight the hockey, for the hockey will win."

―Maureen Johnson.

43."My teeth weren’t that good to begin with, so hopefully I can get some better ones."

– Duncan Keith.

44."Hockey players wear numbers because you can't always identify the body with dental records."

-Bob Plager.

Favorite Hockey Quotes From The Great Players

Great hockey quotes by great players.

The game of hockey has seen some wonderful players. Find some famous hockey quotes by great players of all time.

45."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.

46."Hockey has given me everything, most importantly it brought me to Swift Current, where I met my wife Deb."

-Joe Sakic.

47."When you think of hockey, when you think of Canada, you think of Wayne Gretzky."

-Joe Sakic.

48."I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that's the way I'll be as a coach."

-Wayne Gretzky.

49."The greatest thing about playing obviously is winning, and you can’t replace that experience with anything."

-Wayne Gretzky.

50."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.

51."You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

-Wayne Gretzky.

52."Every day is a great day for hockey."

-Mario Lemieux.

53."To me, hockey was always tremendous fun. That's what kept me going for so long. I simply love to play hockey."

-Gordie Howe.

54."Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top."

-Paul Coffey.

55."Simple philosophy: be on time, come to the rink ready to play. And we pretty much did that all the time and pretty much learned as we went."

-Paul Coffey.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for hockey quotes, then why not take a look at [hiking quotes] or baseball quotes.

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