A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 12, 2015
“Hockey is figure skating in a war zone”

"Hockey is figure skating ina war zone” is a jocular saying that has been printed on shirts. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2002.


Gossamer Threads
tengel at fluid
May 13, 2002, 10:01 AM
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Troy Engel, Systems Engineer
Hockey. Kinda like Figure Skating in a War Zone.

Hockey Humor
The Puck Stops Here
These quotes were found on the backs of T-Shirts and on license plate frames. If you have more quotes, please e-mail them to me and I will add them to this site.
This page last updated October 5, 2002.
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. Hockey. Kinda Like Figure Skating In A War Zone.

Eyes On The Prize (Montreal Canadiens)
30 GREAT HOCKEY QUOTES
By Robert L on Aug 5, 2006, 2:51a
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“Hockey is figure skating in a war zone.” — Author Unknown

Google Books
Bobby Orr and Me
By Martin Avery
Lulu.com
2008
Pg. 6:
Hockey is figure skating in a war zone. ~Author Unknown

Bleacher Report
Top Quotes about Hockey Violence
By Martin Avery , Senior Writer Mar 11, 2009
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“Hockey is figure skating in a war zone.”
-Author Unknown

Twitter
Richa Mehrotra
‏@Smilelotus
Hockey is figure skating in a war zone.  ~Author Unknown
10:39 PM - 13 Oct 2009

Google Books
The 2,320 Funniest Quotes:
The Most Hilarious Quips and One-Liners from AllGreatQuotes.com

Compiled by Tom Corr
Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press
2011
Pg. 379:
Hockey is figure skating in a war zone. —— Anonymous

The Rat Trick
August 10, 2011
Some Favorite Hockey Quotes
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Hockey is figure skating in a war zone.  ~Author Unknown

The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Maple Leafs return to Ottawa with postponed game as second priority
ROY MACGREGOR
OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014 10:25PM EST
Last updated Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014 10:25PM EST
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No one dared say “Hockey is figure skating in a war zone” or any of the other oversimplfications of professional sport.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Friday, June 12, 2015 • Permalink