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What’s Your Hockey Emoji?

Posted by Greg Carter

I received a text the other day that got me thinking that if hockey players had to choose an emoji to describe themselves and their best hockey skills, what emoji it be?

There are literally hundreds of emoji’s to choose from when sending emails and texts, all of which make communication obvious, quick and simple. Just the other day I sent a text asking if someone was ready for hockey practice and I got back a thumbs up, hand clap and a mail box, which I later learned was meant to say ‘yes, I’m super excited to bring the mail’. All this got me thinking, if you had to pick, what would be your hockey emoji? Here are a few of our favorites:

eggThe Ham & Egger: This is for the every day player that isn’t necessarily the standout on the team, but every practice and game is consistently good and you just know what to expect from them. Every team has and needs players who may not have the top end talent and skill, but they have a drive and desire to win the battles in the corner and the races to the puck. Will over skill.

fist-bumpThe Pick Me Up Fist Bump: A pick me up player is important to the team. The fist bump is for the player that is always a good teammate and not only loves to celebrate the big moments with a fist bump, but to also use it in the difficult times to say ‘I got your back’.

moviecamThe Highlight Reel Movie Camera: This is for the players who have the ability to make moves on the ice that other players try to emulate. They are silky smooth with the puck, can stickhandle through a crowd and can deke goalies to score highlight reel goals.

tongueThe Exhausted Dog Tongue: This describes complete exhaustion, think of your dog after throwing the ball with him for a half hour. Dog tired! When we run conditioning drills at our hockey camps it’s always fun to see the top players working the hardest. If your hockey emoji is both the highlight reel and the dog tongue, you should be proud of yourself!

violinThe “Whine”, Cheese and Violin:  This describes the player who constantly whines about what position they are playing, not getting the puck enough or which line they are on. The violin emoji is often accompanied by the goblet and piece of cheese emoji’s.

gamblerThe Riverboat Gambler. This is the player with talent and the confidence that the chips are stacked in their favor. A dangerous combination that can win championships, but also a risk factor that puts gray hair on coaches. The Riverboat Gambler is willing to risk it all for the big play, and win they score, they win big. But there is always the chance of losing it all with their mid-ice dangle with no safety valve.

100The All-In, All The Time 100: This is for the player that gives 100% in everything they do. They are a good teammate in the locker room, have a 100% positive attitude, are always working their hardest and love the game 100% of the time!

Although emoji’s aren’t yet showing up in scouting reports or player/coach meetings, they are definitely a fun and entertaining way to communicate. So, what is the best emoji to describe you has a hockey player?

This article was written by the Greg Carter Hockey School pro staff. We have hockey schools in Massachusetts and throughout the United States. Please check out our hockey camp page for dates & locations for our 2017 summer hockey camps.


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