Hockey Team Names – Funny, Creative, & Clever Ideas for 2021

Hockey Team Names

It’s amazing how far hockey has come, literally. It wasn’t that long ago that hockey was the province of the provinces, Scandanavia, and some other select, super cold cities.

But now southern cities like Tampa Bay are winning Stanley Cups. Youth enrolment’s up, even in deserts like Phoenix or LA.

With all these new players, we’re going to need some new hockey team names. So let’s go top shelf with our best twisted wristers.


Hockey Names for 2021

Did you hear about the hockey player that retired and became an accountant?

He got an off-ice job. See, it’s funny because it’s an office job that’s off the ice. Well anyway, here’s more of that type of sophisticated, intellectual humor.


Twisted Wristers

I know I used both of these phrases in the intro, but they’re pretty good hockey team names too.

Lucky Puckers

Hits Different

The Thicc Blue Line

Checkers and Chips

Tin Knights

Or Bronze Knights, Lead Knights – really any metal less precious than gold.

Later, Skater

Thin Ice

H. E. Double Hockey Sticks

Icing the Win

Icing the Championship, Icing the Chip – whatever your favorite synonym for victory is.

RedLine Energy

Bring Your Eh Game

Funny Hockey Team Names from Movies and TV

Ok, hockey die-hards, here’s a thinker: which fictional hockey player was the best enforcer?

Doug Glatt from Goon or Shoresy from Letterkenny? The Bash Brothers from The Mighty Ducks or the Hanson Brothers from Slap Shot?

Fight it out amongst yourselves.

Charlestown Chiefs

The Hanson Brothers

This works on its own, but it’s also the perfect starter for a number of industry-specific hockey team names.

  • Hanson Bros. Mortuary – We’ll lay you out cold.
  • Hanson Bros. Dentistry – Service with a smile.
  • Hanson Bros. Plastic Surgery – We’ll rearrange your face.

Dog River Riverdogs

Mystery Eskimos

Walla Walla Wombats

Blades of Glory

Ok, not technically a hockey movie. But still: skating, competition, head trauma – it’s pretty close.

Springfield Ice-O-Topes

Kwik-E-Mart Gougers

Mighty Pigs

Kerry County Eagles

Letterkenny Irish

Letterkenny Shamrocks

Beer League Hockey Team Names

You might not be the best hockey players, but you are the best drinkers. All you have to do is get the other team drunk, then see who the better drunk hockey players are.

Oh, and try not to hurt yourselves.

Miller Lightning

You can also do Bud Lightning, Coors Lightning, or whatever the boys’ brew of choice is.

Drunk and Looking to Score

Cold Ones

Mighty Drunks

Sluggin’ Mugs

This seemingly stupid name is really a sophisticated three-way hockey pun.

  • You’re drinking beers
  • You’re a bunch of goons that like to punch
  • You’re actively punching faces

Cool Hockey Team Names

Here are some cool ice hockey team names, no pun intended. Actually, never mind – quite a few hockey puns intended.

Hockey Schtick


Florida Everblades

Obviously this one works best as a Florida hockey team name, but you don’t need to be in Florida to use it.

Icing the Blues

Ice Force

Hockey Stick Names

Are these names for your hockey team based on stick brands, or names for your hockey stick based on their brands? They’re whatever you want them to be, cowboy.

Beasts of the Easton


Flip Your Twig

The TPS Report

Bauer Power

Kohonly Fans


Creative Hockey Team Names Based on Players

Hockey combines the creativity and artistry of basketball with the ferocity and power of football. Plus the coldness of sled racing and the not-being-able-to-stopness of a hydroplaning Humvee.

No Regretskys

Moves Like Jagr

Lemieux and I

Sid’s Kids

Puck Norris

Ok, he’s not technically a hockey player, but are you going to tell Chuck Norris he doesn’t belong?

Dirty Hockey Team Names

I hope I’m not revealing any locker room secrets, but hockey players actually have a somewhat ribald sense of humor. I know, I know – deeply shocking stuff.

Slick Sticks

Don Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Big Test Icicles


Puck U

This is probably the classiest of the puck/word-that-rhymes-with-puck puns, but it isn’t the only one. Here are some of the rest:

  • Puck Yourself
  • Puck Off
  • Mother Puckers
  • Pucking Puckers

Clever Hockey Team Names for Adult Leagues

There are those that would say you’re too old to still be playing hockey. And sometimes those are your knees and your back.

Mid Ice Crisis


Rusty Blades

Cashed Checkers

Puck Daddies

Skateful Dead


Plow Kings

Floor Hockey

Roller hockey: all of the hockey action. None of the insanity of keeping water in a permanently frozen state in clear defiance of the will of nature.

Wheelie Cool

Stick Figures

Rubber Puckies



Weird Hockey Team Names

Because sometimes it’s the third line that scores the winning goal.

The Goons

Toothless Wonders

Net Sticks and Chill

Two Buck Puck

Queens of the Ice Age

More Hockey Team Names from Around the Web

Credit the internet with the assist.


The Mighty Pucks

The Big Chill

Bye Week

Rink Rats

Ice Ice Baby

Ugly Pucklings

Ice Breakers


Ice Holes

Healthy Scratches

The Enforcers

Eskimo Brothers

Back That Pass Up

Hatrick Swayze

Hockey Balboa

About the author

David Sharp

David Sharp is a writer, performer, and father living in Los Angeles, California. His work has appeared on Rox Pile, Ranker, The Whiskey Journal, Retro Set and elsewhere across the internet. Follow him on Instagram or Twitter to see fresh pictures of his handsome baby: @TheSharpDavid

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