STX uses cookies to enhance your experience and quality of our site. By continuing to browse our site you accept our cookie policy. For more information and to learn how to refuse the use of cookies, read our updated Privacy and Cookie Policy.


17 Things You Can 100% Relate to If You're Dating a Hockey Player

1. You're not just dating them, you're dating the whole team. They ALWAYS travel in a pack.


A post shared by STX Hockey (@stxhockey) on


2. You've accepted that you'll never hold hands. The smell is just too much. #notevenworthit


A post shared by STX Hockey (@stxhockey) on


3. They won't let you run your hands through their hair because you might mess up the flow.


A post shared by STX Hockey (@stxhockey) on


4. When you introduced them to your family, you had to have a dress code convo first: Shower first. No jerseys. No layered pants. No helmet hair. Polos, khakis and smooth hair only.

5. They will make you watch Miracle over and over again until you've memorized Coach Brooks' famous speech well enough to make a viral video. #famous

6. You're a little jealous of their team group text. They actually respond to that one. (Also, odds are their phone background isn't a pic of you - it's probably their favorite gear/athlete).

7. Listening to them complain about their coach and then worship them five minutes later. Seriously, make up your mind!! #lovehaterelationship


A post shared by STX Hockey (@stxhockey) on


8. As soon as pre-season starts, you avoid riding in their car because the gear bag stench is the actual worst.

9. You never have to worry about being cold if your car breaks down because you always have a blanket in your car for gameday. #iceicebaby #numberonefan

10. You don't have to get creative with Christmas/Hanukkah/Valentine's Day/birthday gifts. Their wish list is always the same - NHL jerseys and new hockey gear.


A post shared by STX Hockey (@stxhockey) on


11. You can make all the summer plans you want - no need to consider their game schedule 'cuz #winterathlete.

12. They think their post-goal celebration qualifies as actually being able to dance (it doesn't). 


A post shared by STX Hockey (@stxhockey) on


13. Tape makes for a great (and pretty cheap) peace offering. #respectthegear


A post shared by STX Hockey (@stxhockey) on


14. You know all the hockey slang and totally use it to impress all your family/friends.


A post shared by STX Hockey (@stxhockey) on


15. You've been on more than one date to the golf range because apparently all hockey players are secretly golf-obsessed. Hockey is just their side hobby (jk...kinda).


A post shared by Andrew Bodnarchuk (@abodnarchuk) on


16. All those years of practice, early mornings at the rink and crazy long bus trips - you know they don't have commitment issues. #workhard #playhard #commitment

17. If you can't find them, you know where to look - just head for the nearest pond.


A post shared by STX Hockey (@stxhockey) on


For more relatable hockey lifestyle posts, check out the 8 struggles you know if hockey is literally your entire life.