Vancouver Island may no longer be home to the world’s largest hockey stick in the near future—and yes, we measured twice…
The massive hockey stick at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan could be stripped of its title if a small city near Chicago moves forward with building a record-breaking size hockey stick of their own.
The city of Lockport, Illinois’ council approved the creation of a new sporting facility that will feature a 250 feet long hockey stick and puck, making it the new World’s Largest Hockey Stick and Puck, once built.
The proposed hockey stick will be erected outside the front of the building, similar to the layout of the hockey stick in Duncan which measures in at 218 feet.
The Cowichan Valley hockey stick was originally made for the entrance of the Canada Pavilion at Vancouver’s Expo ’86.
It was then transported to Duncan in 1988 and dedicated to the Cowichan Valley Regional District in 1994.
“The Stick” was authenticated in the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, and is represented in the Resource Centre, part of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
It’s unclear when construction will be completed and the title of largest stick is potentially handed over to the suburb of Chicago.