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

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Entry from June 12, 2015
“When hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there, too”

"When hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there, too” is a jocular saying that has been printed on posters and T-shirts. “Let hell freeze over...I’ll play hockey there too!” was a frequent tagline of Keith D. Goldberg on alt.sports.hockey.nhl.ny-rangers in 1998.

“When Hell freezes over...I’ll play hockey there too!” was cited in print in 2002.


Google Groups: alt.sports.hockey.nhl.ny-rangers
Hockey in Trouble?
Keith D. Goldberg
6/14/98
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“Let hell freeze over...I’ll play hockey there too!”

Google Groups: alt.sports.hockey.nhl.ny-rangers
YAWN…
Keith D. Goldberg
7/26/98
(...)
“Let hell freeze over...I’ll play hockey there too!”

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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. When Hell Freezes Over… I’ll Play Hockey There Too!
. If Hell Freezes Over, I’ll Play Hockey There Too!

Eyes On The Prize (Montreal Canadiens)
30 GREAT HOCKEY QUOTES
By Robert L on Aug 5, 2006, 2:51a
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“When Hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too.” — Author Unknown

Google Books
Bobby Orr and Me
By Martin Avery
Lulu.com
2009
Pg. 157:
His kid liked to say, “When Hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too”.

Twitter
Andy Dufresne
‏@Andy_Dufresne
“When Hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too.” - Author Unknown
4:48 PM - 28 Apr 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. 380:
When hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too. —— Anonymous

The Rat Trick
August 10, 2011
Some Favorite Hockey Quotes
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When Hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too.  ~Author Unknown

Google Books
Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Sporting Quotations
By Fred Metcalf
London: Biteback Publishing Ltd.
2013
Pg. ?:
When Hell freezes over, I’ll play hockey there too.
Anon. 

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