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12 Motivational and Funny Hockey Quotes

Hockey is becoming more and more popular around the world.  Anyone who as ever wore skates will tell you that it’s probably the hardest thing to learn.  Becoming a good hockey player takes motivation, dedication and work ethic.  We have gathered a list a motivational hockey quotes and messages to get you going when it’s 5 am and you’re having a hard getting up to get to the gym or at the rink.

You will find out by reading these quotes, shout-outs and messages that hockey players can be a bit crazy, funny and that at the end of the day they all want the same thing … win.  I mean think about it, it’s the only non-fight related major sport where fighting is still allowed.  (Not only is it allowed, it’s well implemented and a necessity to the game).

Hockey Quotes and Messages

Mario Lemieux

“Everyday is a good day for hockey, especially your birthday!”

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John Tavares

“Some may have more talent, but there is no excuse for anyone working harder than you”

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Wayne Gretzky

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

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Best motivational hockey quote ever

“When you pull on that jersey, the name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one in the back”

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Bernard “Bernie” Parent

“You don’t have to be crazy to be goalie, but it helps”

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“It’s going to be great. I can’t wait for the crowd, the noise, the energy in the building.
I can’t wait to take it all away from them”

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Paul Gallico

“A fast body-contact game played by men with clubs in their hands and knives laced to their feet”

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Marc Messier

“I think the thing you always got to keep in mind, you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles”

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Zdeno Chara

“The important is that we watch each other’s backs out on the ice
That’s what matters”

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Sean Avery

“Young guys are a little dumb, they don’t know what’s going on half the time.”

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Wayne Gretzky

“Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical”

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Gordie Howe

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

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Herb Brooks

If these hockey quotes weren’t quite enough to get you motivated, we think this next speech will do the job just right.This is the reproduction of Herb Brooks pre-game speech before the USA vs Russia famous miracle on ice game in 1990.

The exact same speech that helped the US team work harder than they ever did and play better than anyone ever thought they could play like. They ended up beating what was supposed to be the best team in the world by a score of 4-3.

For those of you who haven’t watched Miracle on ice (2004), we highly recommend taking the time to enjoy this classic movie.  Even if you’re not a huge hockey fan, this film can easily be enjoyed by any sports fan.

We hoped that these previous sport related funny quotes for friends gave you a good laugh, helped you understand that nothing beats team spirit and teamwork.  This is the ultimate proof that hockey is not a one men’s game, and that you’re only as good as the guy next to you. So if you’re thinking about staying home today, remember the last game you lost, or the last shot you missed.  Realize that the extra pushed with didn’t do at the gym, the extra shot you didn’t take might have contributed to that failure.

So get up, get out and work harder than anyone else.

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