“You’ve always been ‘The Great One,’ but tonight you’ve become The Greatest.” – Gary Bettman II.  Here are 50 Motivational Hockey Quotes.

Hockey Quotes

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

2. Hockey is a tough game.” – Bobby Orr

3. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford

4. “To succeed in hockey, you need teamwork.” – Henry Samueli

5.  “To play the game is good, To win is better, But to love the game is best of all.” – Unknown

6. “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” – Wayne Gretzky

7. “Sometimes guys need to cry. Some hockey players think they’re too tough to cry.” – Brett Hull

8. “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

9. “Hard work makes things look easy.” – Unknown

10. “All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.” – Gordie Howe

11. “Hockey is where we live. Life is just a place we spend between games.” – Unknown

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

Hockey Quotes

13. “Everyone has the desire to win, but only champions have the desire to prepare to win.” – Unknown

14.  “Never give up on something you can’t live a day without thinking about.” – Unknown

15. “Great moments are born from great opportunities.” – Herb Brooks

16. “It’s not how BIG you are, it’s how big you PLAY!” – Unknown

17. “If you’re a sports fan, it is really cool when you see the best-on-best for hockey at the Olympics.” – Gary Bettman

18. “A good player plays where the ball is. A great player plays where the ball is going to be.” – Unknown

19. “Hockey is a tough, physical game, and it always should be.” – Mario Lemieux

20. “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

21. “Practice like you’ve never WON, Play like you’ve never LOST.” – Unknown

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

23. “Good players inspire themselves, great players inspire others.” – Unknown

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

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Hockey Quotes

25. Every day is a great day for hockey.” – Mario Lemeiux

26.  “Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.” – Hank Aaron

27. “Hockey Goals Are Hockey Dreams With Deadlines.” – Felicity Luckey

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

29. “Heart is the difference between those who attempt and those who achieve.” – Unknown

30. “To demand more of yourself than you do of others is the first step on any ladder of success.” – Unknown

31.  “A team above all. Above all a team.” – Unknown

32. “You can always get someone to do your thinking for you.” – Gordie Howe

33. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Unknown

34. “Don’t go through life without goals.” – Unknown

35. “We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.” – Bobby Clarke

36. “Great opportunities come to those who make the most of small ones.” – Unknown

Hockey Quotes

37. “Hockey Goals Are Attained Not By Strength But By Perseverance.” – Felicity Luckey

38. “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

39. “Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante

40. “My goal is to deny yours.” – Unknown

41. “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” – Unknown

42. Hockey players are like mules. They have no fear of punishment and no hope of reward. – Emory Jones

43. “You're not really a hockey player until you've lost a few teeth. ” – Bill Gadsb

44. “Let your mistakes make you better, not bitter.” – Unknown

45. “You only reach the hockey goals you aim at. Therefore, you might as well aim at reaching your ultimate hockey goals.” – Felicity Luckey

46.  “The only difference between you and your goal is the story that you tell yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Unknown

47. The three important elements of hockey are: forecheck, backcheck and pay check. – Gil Perreault

48. “If you don't know how to play hockey, learn. If you quit, get back out there. ” – David Walton

49. “It is never too late to set another hockey goal or to dream a new hockey dream.” – Felicity Luckey

50. “Hockey is figure skating in a war zone.” – Unknown

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