10 Inspirational Hockey Quotes

Looking for some inspiration on the ice? Check out these 10 inspirational hockey quotes that will get you pumped up for your next game!

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“Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every player to contribute in order for the team to be successful.” – Wayne Gretzky

“The greatest thing about playing hockey is the feeling of pure joy it brings.” – Wayne Gretzky

“To me, being the best means doing the best you can do with what you have.” – Wayne Gretzky

“The Great One”

“The Great One” is a title held by many, but only one man has truly earned it. Wayne Gretzky is widely considered the best player in the history of hockey and his impact on the game is immeasurable. To this day, Gretzky holds 61 NHL records that are unlikely to ever be broken. In honor of “The Great One,” here are 10 of his most inspirational quotes

1) “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
2) “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.”
3) “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.”
4) “I was fortunate enough to play on great teams with Great players
5) “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day.”
6) “I’m not a robot. I get tired like everybody else does.”
7) “I count my blessings every day.”
8 )”If you surround yourself with good people, they’re going to bring out the best in you.”
9) “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up again.”
10)”Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Every day is a great day for hockey ” – Mario Lemieux

“Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.” – Wayne Gretzky

“The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.” -Ernie Banks

“It isn’t whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” – Ronnie Lott

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Success is no accident. It is hard work perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pelé

“I think there are five reasons why we win. One because we have skill. Two because we’re well prepared. Three because we have heart. Four because we love one another. And five because we never give up.” Herb Brooks

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been”

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.” – Bob Feller

“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” – Rosalynn Carter

“The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.” – Ernie Banks

“I am not a one-dimensional player”

In honor of the great game of hockey, here are 10 inspirational quotes from some of the sport’s most celebrated athletes:

“I am not a one-dimensional player.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Hockey is a sport for White Men Basketball is a sport for black men Baseball is a sport for white men wearing black glasses.” – Bob Hope

“Some people ask me if I ever went to college. I tell them, ‘No, I went to the school of hard knocks.’” – Gordie Howe

“Skating is easy; it’s stopping that’s hard.” – Unknown

“If you can’t beat them in the alley, you can’t beat them on the ice.” – Unknown

“I didn’t lose my eye in the war, I lost it to a puck in 1930.” – Ace Bailey

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Procrastination is one of the most important skills in hockey.” – Unknown

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

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

This quote by Wayne Gretzky applies to all areas of life, not just hockey. It means that you should always be looking ahead and thinking about where things are going, not just where they are.

“Be strong on the puck and the puck will take care of itself”

This quote by Gordie Howe is a good reminder that you need to be strong in all areas of your game, not just one. If you’re only strong on the puck, you’ll never get it where you want it to go.

“I am impressed with how quickly this young team plays the game. They don’t wait for something to happen, they make it happen”

Scotty Bowman was talking about the Detroit Red Wings when he said this, but it could apply to any team. It’s important to be proactive and not just reactive in games.

“To succeed in hockey, as in life, you need two things: common sense and individuality”

Common sense is obviously important, but so is being yourself. You need to be able to think for yourself and not just follow the crowd.

“I found that when you give 100% all of the time, somehow things work out in the end”

This quote is from Larry Bird who is considered one of the best basketball players of all time. He played for the Boston Celtics from 1979 to 1992, and was a 3-time NBA MVP and a 12-time NBA All-Star

“I didn’t have the most natural skills in the world, but I did have the heart and desire to be the best”

“I didn’t have the most natural skills in the world, but I did have the heart and desire to be the best”
-Wayne Gretzky

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”

This quote, attributed to Mark Twain, is often used to describe the underdog in any situation. In hockey, it’s often used to describe a team or player that may not be the biggest or strongest, but who never gives up and always gives their all. This quote is inspirational because it reminds us that size and strength are not the only things that matter; determination and heart are also important.

“Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every player to be successful”

“Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every player to be successful. You need forwards to score goals defensemen to stop goals, and goaltenders to save goals. Everyone has a specific role and everyone needs to do their job in order for the team to be successful.” – Wayne Gretzky

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