500+ Of The Best Hockey Team Names For Your Youth, Beer League, Or Fantasy Hockey Team

Before Ordering Your Hockey Team's Uniforms You Need a Team Name!

Examples of products we've created for hockey teams across Canada and the United States


Ordering jerseys for your hockey team is a process. It's not like picking up a few extra pucks or the post game brews: you need a logo, team colours, sizing, payment from the team (arguably the most important part), some time for us to print and ship them...but it all starts generating a team name. No team name = no sweaters, sorry boys and girls!

Now, we didn't want to baffle you with one of these annoying lists where you scroll through hundreds of names not knowing where to stop. Just like we try to do when you're ordering your jerseys, we've tried to make it easy by breaking these names into sub-categories. There's a time and place for every team name: you wouldn't want your son or daughter's team named "Book Hockey", but sometimes your beer league team needs to spice it up a bit more than something generic and overused like "Leafs" or "Warriors".

Now, let us assure you: most of this list is comprised of real team names that have been used by a team somewhere, at some point. We've even provided pictures when we've created them ourselves for customers and managed to snag a pic!

To help you navigate the below lists here is what to expect in each category. In a number of cases we came up with/found names that straddled multiple categories, so tried to pick where we thought it fit best!

  • Pro team names: nicknames used by current or former NHL or WHA teams (when you want to be traditional)
  • Minor league, college, and junior hockey team names: nicknames used AHL, ECHL, NCAA, and junior A, B, and C teams (when you want to sound like a serious hockey team, but also stand out with something more unique)
  • Traditional team names: more names we generated that follow the usual "serious hockey franchise" vibe
  • Classic beer league hockey team names: fun names we commonly hear, but you probably wouldn't use for your kids' teams
  • Creative/funny hockey team names: similar to classic team names, but a bit more clever (at least we think). We've created jerseys for thousands of teams across North America, so these are ones we'd call "more unique" or "less common" than those in the "classic" category.
  • Beer-related team names: when you can't resist a good beer reference. In the words of one of our former goalies, "Well, I don't come for the hockey!"
  • Women's team names: a few names specifically designed for the ladies!
  • Dirty/NSFW team names: for teams who like to push the envelope with their convener. Be careful who's looking over your shoulder when scrolling through these.
  • Pop culture references: there's more than a handful of hockey movies out there
  • Player or team references: a number of "play on words" of NHL players or team names
  • Fantasy hockey team names: usually a reference to an NHL player. The difference here for the player/team references is that these are usually names where it's harder to come up with a logo to attached ot it.

Pro Hockey Team Names

Can you call yourself a hockey fan if you don't already know these? Okay, we'll forgive you if you aren't as familiar with the WHA ones.

Important note if you're ordering jerseys for your rec team with one of these team names: you cannot rip off their logos exactly. It's illegal without proper permissions. What you can do though (and we're more than happy to help at no extra charge) is make tweaks to the logo to make it a unique design!

Bruins
Sabres
Red Wings
Panthers
Canadians
Senators
Lightning
Maple Leafs
Hurricanes
Blue Jackets
Devils
Islanders

Rangers
Flyers
Penguins
Capitals
Blackhawks
Avalanche
Stars
Wild
Predators
Blues
Jets
Ducks

Coyotes
Flames
Oilers
Kings
Sharks
Canucks
Golden Knights
Thrashers
Whalers
Nordiques
Golden Seals
Rockies

Scouts
Maroons
Wanderers
Quakers
Crusaders
Aeros
Fighting Saints
Nationals
Toros
Racers
Bulls
Millionaires


Minor League, College, and Junior Hockey Team Names

Okay, they're maybe not quite as goofy as some of the ones we found when we compiled our list of best baseball team names, but the minors are a great source of team names if you're looking for a "traditional" feel without picking something that's overused. The "Wheeling Nailers" will always be our favourite though (Wheeling is the name of the town in West Virginia, if you were wondering).


Important note if you're ordering jerseys for your rec team with one of these team names: you cannot rip off their logos exactly. It's illegal without proper permissions. What you can do though (and we're more than happy to help at no extra charge) is make tweaks to the logo to make it a unique design!

Sound Tigers
Checkers
Wolf Pack
Bears
Phantoms
Thunderbirds
Monsters
Americans
Crunch
Marlies
Comets
Wolves
Comets
Griffins
Moose
Admirals
IceHogs
Rampage
Condors
Eagles
Reign
Gulls
Barracuda
Heat
Roadrunners
Bisons
Barons
Hornets
Reds
Mohawks
Fighting Sioux

Wolverines
Voyageurs
Braces
Swords
Robins
Citadels
Golden Flames
Chops
Beast
Mariners
Growlers
Railers
Gladiators
Everblades
Swamp Rabbits
Solar Bears
Sting Rays
Cyclones
Fuel
Four Wheel Drives
Siskins
Winterhawks
Dutchmen
Nailers
Walleye
Mavericks
Steelheads
Rush
Grizzlies
Frontenacs
Generals

67's
Petes
Colts
IceDogs
Majors
Storm
Otters
Knights
Attack
Firebirds
Spirit
Sting
Greyhounds
Spitfires
Hitmen
Oil Kings
Tigers
Rebels
Broncos
Wheat Kings
Warriors
Raiders
Blades
Ice
Blazers
Rockets
Silvertips
Armada
Voltigeurs
Olympiques
Huskies

Phoenix
Foreurs
Drakkar
Remparts
Oceanic
Cataractes
Titan
Mooseheads
Wildcats
Sea Dogs
Pioneers
Friars
Golden Gophers
Terriers
Yellow Jackets
Bombers
Corvairs
Sugar Kings
Legionnaires
Lincolns
Ramblers
Slammers
Aces
Bearcats
Blizzard
Vees
Rivermen
Express
Buckaroos
Spartans
Sockeyes


Traditional Hockey Team Names

Want to sound like a serious hockey team (even if you aren't)? Here are some more names beyond what you'll find in the pros that have that hockey "ring" to it.

Gators
Young Guns
Vipers
Revolt
Lakers
Squires
Lions
Mustangs
Mutants
Traitors
Silverbacks
Cockroaches
Angels

Dragons
Lynx
Renegades
Classics
Express
Riverkings
Mad Dogs
Bulldogs
Wombats
Cariboo
Bandits
Goats
Lumberjacks

Squids
Stallions
Destroyers
Lancers
Hounds
Krakens
Vikings
Rail Riders
Falcons
Patriots
Warlocks
Soldiers
Timberwolves

Platinums
Blaze
All Blacks
Goats
Beavers
Kodiaks
Narwhals
Rams
Bats
Thundercats
Rink Rats
Pirates
Thunder
Invaders

Actual jerseys we've built for customers using these team names

"Cockroaches" in Lancaster, Massachusetts

"Angels" in Denver, Colorado

"All Blacks" in Austin, Texas

"Cariboo" in Surrey, British Columbia

"Narwhals" - we built these for the members of r/hockeyplayers in 2015 and shipped them worldwide (click the image to see the orignal thread)

"Silverbacks" in Guelph, Ontario


Classic Beer League Hockey Team Names

Take a break from boring, overused hockey team names and let the fans know you're here for the fun (and potentially the beer). Once you have a name, us it to create the best men's league sweaters anyone has ever seen.

Fighting Mongoose
Spare Parts
Zambronies
Mid Ice Crisis
Trash Pandas
Mighty Pucks
Danglers
Grinders
Legends
Red Army
Blunderbirds
Ninjas
Rocketmen

Pylons
Clowns
Ice Holes
Puck Buddies
Benders
Scared Shotless
Usual Suspects
Geri-Hattricks
Swamp Donkeys
Crushed Ice
Dusters
Cheapskates
Lucky Pucks
Cheese Factory

Dump and Change
Pucks Deep
Stepdads
Honey Badgers
Plow Kings
Puck Daddys
U.S.Eh
Benchwarmers
Bardowns
Rusty Blades
Ice Hogs
Healthy Scratches
Goons
The Boys

Actual jerseys we've built for customers using these team names

"Cheese Factory" in Burlington, Ontario

"Trash Pandas" in Vancouver, British Columbia ( although we once outfitted another Trash Pandas team in Ferndale, Michigan)

"Mighty Pucks" in Calgary, Alberta

"Blunderbirds" in Victoria, British Columbia

"Pylons" in Kitchener, Ontario

"Swamp Donkeys" in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories


Creative and Funny Hockey Team Names

When you want a "beer league" name, but you want to stand out from every other team on the ice with something more unique. Get a laugh, like, a quarter of the time.

Puck U
Sofa Kings
Bladezillas
No Pucks Given
Eh Team
Backstabbers
Ice Flamingos
9 to 5ers
Cheddar or Top Cheddar
Dumpstars
The Flow
Rolling 60's
Earlybirds

Desert Danglers
Jive Turkeys
Rusty Pigeons
Exterminators
Cabbage Blues
Boilers
Dad Bods
Bolt Boys
Winged Wheels
Turbo Pigeons
Band of Brothers
Steamrollers
Deutschbags

Mad Cows
Zamboni and Cheese
Shut your 5-Hole
Fossils
Check Republic
Clusterpucks
Super High Intensity Team (SHIT)
Ugly Pucklings
Brawlers
Stick Magnets
Flying Elbows
Toothless Wonders
Yesterday's All-Stars

Is it any surprise that we have as many photos in this category as any? If you've found a winner of a name, get in-touch and we'll help turn it into a finished set of sweaters.

"Bladezillas" in Vancouver, British Columbia

"Backstabbers" in Islip, New York

"Ice Flamingos" in Spokane, Washington

"9 to 5ers" in Winnipeg, Manitoba

"The Flow" in Edmonton, Alberta

"Rusty Pigeons" in Vancouver, British Columbia

"The Exterminators" in Holland Landing, Ontario

"Puck U" - Okay, this is just a concept we did up, but we hope someone orders it eventually

"Band of Brothers" in Guelph, Ontario

"Dumpstars" in Caledonia, New York

"Eh! Division" in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

"Steamrollers" in Richmond, British Columbia


Beer-Related Hockey Team Names

When your chalk talk revolves around brand of brew at the bar instead of powerplay tactics.

Juicers
Brewers
Busch League
Beer Hunters
Tall Cold Ones
Buschmen
Alers
Brew Crew
Party Ice
Brewhawks
Beermen

Tanked
Mighty Drunks
12 Oz Curls
Beer O'Clock
Busch Lightning
Here 4 Beer
Coors Lightning
Iceaholics
Jack Dangles
Drunk and Looking to Score
Whiskey Dekes

How many ways can one spell B-E-E-R?

"Busch League" in Winnipeg, Manitoba

"Brewhawks" in Breslau, Ontario

"Beermen" in Orange County, California

"Beer Kings" in Calgary, Alberta

"Alers" in Elmira, Ontario

"King Cans" in Guelph, Ontario


Women's HockeyTeam Names

As questionable as some of these may be, we swear we've seen all of them on the ice, on the internet, or in our inquiry box at some point. That is to say, "their words, not ours."

Maids
Hookers
Victorious Secret
The Final Period
NoDiques
No Dekes
Naughty on Ice

Dawn's Cherries
Puck Bunnies
Babes on Blades
Queens of the Ice Age
Chicks with Sticks
SheDevils
Ice Angels


Dirty Hockey Team Names (NSFW)

NSFW = not safe for work, for you non-regular internet-goers. It also may not be safe for your league: more than a handful do like to keep it "PG". That said, if you must, here are some of the best (or worst, depending on how you look at it) dirty hockey team names.

Fun fact: for whatever reason, this category was WAY larger with hockey teams than it was when we built a similar list of best baseball team names.

Cockblocks
Wheeling Nailers
Stoner Bears
Sperm Whales
Don Cherry Poppers
Angry Beavers
C-Men
Tripods
Moose Knuckles
Peter North Stars
Slap That Pass
Big Dekes
Mother Puckers
Eskimo Brothers
Book Hockey
69ers
Dicken's Cider

Backdoor Bandits
AM Lumber
Big D's
Jughandles
Muffin Men
Stumps
Big Test Icicles
Steamers
Money Shots
Slot Rockets
Easton Fection
Bigguns
Boch's Liquours
Morning Sherwoods
Just the Tip Ins
Biscuit Snatchers

Very Athletic Guys (VAG)
Puckakke
Zamboners
Master Baiters
Strictly Bush
Fussy Puckers
Multiple Scoregasms
Shootin' Blanks
Net, Sticks, and Chill
14 Guys, 1 Cup
Toe Dragons
Cunning Stunts
Nine Inch Males
Men With Wood
Curved Sticks
Big Wrenches

"Eskimo Brothers" in Abbotsford, British Columbia

"Thundercocks" in Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dicken's Cider" in Aurora, Ontario (yes, they went there)

"AM Lumber" in Oakville, Ontario

"Backdoor Bandits" in Cambridge, Ontario

"Jughandles" in Landing, New Jersey

We know some of you are struggling for design ideas, so here are a few concepts to get you going before ordering your jerseys.

"Cockblocks"

"Sperm Whales"

"Don Cherry Poppers"

"C-Men"

"St. Louis Blue Balls"

"Peter North Stars"


Hockey Team Names With Pop Culture References

Alright you ragtag bunch of misfits! Who doesn't appreciate a good pop culture reference? Most of these are odes to hockey-related movies, but we threw a few others in there for good measure.

Wolf Pack
Flying V
Atta Boy Blue
Blades of Steely Dan
Hattrick Swayze's
Tropics
Average Bro's
Garey Busey Express
Puck Norris
50 in '07
Icetopes
Samsquanches
Hanson Brothers
Skateful Dead
Prestige Worldwide
Channel 4 News Team

Dekes of Hazzard
Cobra Kai
Knuckle Pucks
Chiefs
Puck Dynasty
Jurassic Puck
Make Hockey Great Again
Booze Jenner
D-5
GoalBusters
Mighty Chucks
Blades of Steel
Highlanders
Trinidad and Tobago
Iceland
Mystery Alaska

Once again, evidence that these are ACTUAL names that men's league teams around North America have

"Atta Boy Blue" in Calgary, Alberta

"Blades of Steely Dan" in Ottawa, Ontario

"Hat Trick Swayze's" in Newbury, Ohio

"Tropics" in Waterloo, Ontario (we cheated a bit - these are ball hockey jerseys)

"Puck Norris" in Montreal, Quebec

"50 in '07" in Kleinburg, Ontario


Player and Team References

If you don't love a good pun it might be time to check your pulse

No Regretsky's
Pierre McGuire's Monsters
Weekend at Bernier's
Seguin Genesis
Breaking Bobby Ryan
Edmonton 8-Bits
Detroit Batwings
Fighting Amish
Minnesota Gone Wild
Sharknadoes

Kesselmania
Taxicab Kane-fessions
Jagr Bombs
Camel Toews
Teemu's Salami
Don't Toews Me Bro
Prusty Trombones
Smashville
Big Stammers

We've seen all of these names thrown around "the net" (get it?), but we've yet to have the pleasure of building most them. Here's what we think they should look like!

Weekend at Bernier's

Seguin Genesis

Edmonton 8-Bits

Kesselmania

"Fighting Amish"

"Pierre McGuire's Monsters"


Fantasy Hockey Team Names

Okay, so these may not work well for creating a logo for a hockey team uniform, but maybe you found this page because your hockey game is one that's online. Here's the best we could come up with and find.

Everyday I'm Byfuglien
Malkin in the Middle
Made in Kariya
Kane is Able
Weiss Guys
Moves Like Jagr
Bobby Sc'Orrs
Vanek! At the Disco
Deep Fried Cammalleri
No Woman, No Krejci
Buekeboom Goes the Dynamite
Fresh Prince of Briere
Big Daddy Kane
Gordie How Hat Tricks
Ranger Things
The Crosby Show
Crosby Staals and Nash
Kimmo Therapy
Hockey Balboa
Lil' Wayne Simmonds
I Love Lucic
Too Hot to Yandle
Oshie Can You See
Staal Tactics
Scary Barrie
Chronicles of Sarnia
Chewbarkov
May the Forsberg Be With You
Gilmour Girls
Tatar Sauce
Salt N Peca
Love Yandles
Bust a Kapanen
Too Fehr Gone
Handzus Job
Fleury of Semin
Honey Nut Chelios

Lucic and Chong
Lehtonen Me Down
Hull and Oates
Streit Outta Conklin
Eberle Hills Cop
Pimpin' Ain't Parise
I Benn Around
Third Degree Burns
Dude Brooks Laich a Lady
Charazard
Oshie's 11
Who Shattenkirk’s Bed
Dropping Klefboms
Dzingel Berries
Drunk Dahlin
Pekka Heads
Parenteau Guidance
The Vlasic Pickles
Not Your Stepan Stone
Phaneuf Said
Antti-Matter
Doan and Out
Flippula You Off
Glass of Marleau
The Ott Man Out
Orr Diggers
Eichel Tower
Dark Maatta
Crash Test Domi
Stastny & Hutch
Ennis the Menace
Doan Stop Believin'
Doughty Little Secret
The Luongo Shot
Krugs Not Drugs
Backes Spasms

Have other ideas for hockey team names we haven't listed? Comment below!

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