A Canadian hockey slang, where “wheel” means skating fast, “snipe” means shoot and “celly” is short for celebrate.
Skate, shoot a goal, and celebrate, exactly how hockey should be done.
It has also been used as a reference to flirting with and picking up women.
“Wheel” means approach, “snipe” means sleep with and “celly” being celebrate, just like in the hockey version, as both is ultimately about scoring a goal.
The slang was first heard of in the Canadian YouTube web series Letterkenny Problems in 2013. The episode was titled “Hockey players”, and the slang term was a hockey reference.
In 2015, Letterkenny became a TV series, and “wheel, snipe, celly!” has been referred to multiple times since.
As the phrase gained significant popularity, the Letterkenny TV series decided to put it on their merchandise.
It is also somewhat used in hockey culture in Canada.
On YouTube you can find videos involving real-life or videogame hockey with the title “Wheel, snipe, celly”, or the phrase being said in the video.
- Bleacher Report – A Bender’s Dictionary: Hockey Slang You May or May Not Know