The days of Duncan being home to the world’s largest hockey stick could be numbered.
It appears a plan is in the works in a small city near Chicago, Illinois to erect a massive hockey stick that would overshadow the current record-holder at Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan — by quite a bit.
The proposed hockey stick at the newly approved Summit Ice Center in Lockport is 250 feet long, compared to the Duncan stick which is just 205 feet.
Lockport City Council signed off on the proposal last week for a new ice rink with two sheets of ice inside — and one massive hockey stick outside. A mock-up shows the stick and a large puck hovering above the ice centre’s main entryway.
The Cowichan Valley stick was originally built for Expo ’86 and relocated to Duncan following a lengthy campaign.
It’s unclear when construction will start on the new project or when Duncan’s record will be officially broken.
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the current record-holder for largest hockey stick was 218 feet in length. In fact, the stick is 205 feet as recorded by Guiness World Records. We apologize for the error.