Hockey Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hockey quotes, hockey sayings, and hockey proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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 the original extreme sport.     

Tom Ward

Hockey is a tough game.     

Bobby Orr

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

Wayne Gretzky

Hockey is a man's game. The team with the most real men wins.     

Brian Burk

Hockey is the only job I know where you get paid to have a nap on the day of the game.     

Chico Resch

Hockey is like a disease, you can't really shake it.     

Ken Wregget

Every day is a great day for hockey.     

Mario Lemeiux

Hockey is murder on ice.     

Jim Murray

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


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

Gordie Howe

You can't get big in hockey. You need to be pliable... they've even taken fighting out of the game, so there's no more of those big huge guys who just fight.     

Brett Hull

Hockey would be a great game? if played in the mud.     

Jimmy Cannon

The three important elements of hockey are: forecheck, backcheck and pay check.     

Gil Perreault

Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.      

Doug Larson

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

Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical.     

Wayne Gretzky

Hockey players are like mules. They have no fear of punishment and no hope of reward.      

Emory Jones

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

Bill Gadsb

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

Mario Lemieux

I liked hockey, and I still like hockey.     

Kevin Smith

If you don't know how to play hockey, learn. If you quit, get back out there.     

David Walton

It is never too late to set another hockey goal or to dream a new hockey dream.     

Felicity Luckey

Believe you can achieve your hockey goals and you're halfway there.     

Felicity Luckey

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

Felicity Luckey

Hockey Goals Are Hockey Dreams With Deadlines.     

Felicity Luckey

Hockey Goals Are Attained Not By Strength But By Perseverance.     

Felicity Luckey

Hockey's the only place where a guy can go nowadays and watch two white guys fight.     

Sydney J. Harris

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


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

Jimmy Cannon