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

"I love the smell of the ice... And the cold. The sound the puck makes when it's sliding across the ice or when hits the net for a goal... as long as it's our goal. I love the sound of sticks crashing against one another. The sound my skates make when I come to a hard stop. The roar of the crowd. The way I feel when i'm playing. I can do things on this ice that I can't do anywhere else." ― J. Sterling, In Dreams

"Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros." ― Bobby Orr

"I am for hockey. I find I should like to hit something with a stick. -Gemma Doyle Trilogy"

"We were a minor league team that didn't feed into any majors, in a town that loved just about every sport but ours. We were going nowhere and we knew it, so why not have fun? In the forties, when I was playing, we were officially the most violent team in the country, and that means probably the whole world, and by the way, that's why I could skate with no toes. A figure skater, a speed skater, an NHL forward, sure, you need your toes for control, but all that finesse takes a backseat when all you're trying to do is slam somebody into a wall and break all his teeth." ― Dan Wells, Partials

"This is the only job I ever wanted and this is the only place I ever wanted to be!" ― Rick Jeanneret

"We were hockey gypsies, heading down another gravel road every weekend, plowing into the heart of that magnificent northern landscape. We never gave a thought to being deprived as we travelled, to being shut out of the regular league system. We never gave a thought to being Indian. Different. We only thought of the game and the brotherhood that bound us together off the ice, in the van, on the plank floors of reservation houses, in the truck stop diners where if we'd won we had a little to splurge on a burger and soup before we hit the road again. Small joys. All of them tied together, entwined to form an experience we would not have traded for any other. We were a league of nomads, mad for the game, mad for the road, mad for ice and snow, an Arctic wind on our faces and a frozen puck on the blade of our sticks." ― Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse

There weren't any time-outs, though. Not in life, and not in hockey." ― Sarina Bowen, The Understatement of the Year

Practice hard,Train hard,work hard and Play harder. ― Alcurtis Turner

"Force, not persuasion, not discussion, is the legitimate instrument for influencing and policing the hockey mind. Fighting in hockey is one of the most magnificent and eloquent displays of refinement in all of sports." ― Brian D'Ambrosio, Warriors on the Ice: Hockey's Toughest Talk

"This is the only job I ever wanted and this is the only place I ever wanted to be!" ― Rick Jeanneret

"I don't train to look good in the mirror. I train to make improvements in my game." — Duncan Keith, one day before stopping a shot with his face