is the home of the U. S. Hockey Hall of Fame,
which makes it an appropriate location for the
world's largest*** free-standing
hockey stick and puck. Eveleth is about three
hours north of Minneapolis-St. Paul on US Highway
53. This is actually the second version of the
world's largest hockey stick. The first one
was a reproduction of a Christian Brothers Pro
stick built in 1995. It was located at the corner
of Grant Avenue and Monroe Street.
The newest big stick was installed
on June 18, 2002, it is 110 feet long and weighs
over 10,000 pounds. It was designed and built
by Sentinel Structures of Peshtigo, Wisconsin,
which is one of the nation's leading firms in
the development of structural glued laminated
Hockey Hall of Fame
801 Hat Trick Avenue
Eveleth, MN 55734
Resources in Eveleth
There is also another Hockey
Hall of Fame located in Toronto, Ontario.
***Note: Craig Finnestrad wrote
on 3/20/07 to report that there is a much
larger hockey stick in Duncan, British Columbia.
The one in Duncan was built in 1985 and is 205
feet long and weighs 61,000 pounds. Looks like
it really is the undisputed "World's Largest
...Or maybe not... On August
12, 2007 we received this e-memo from Melinda
St. Sauver, a reader in Eveleth:
allow me to say that I hadn't intended to
write this, but figured I might as well since
someone else took the time to write earlier
this May. I just wanted to clarify one point...
Craig Finnestrad wrote to inform you about
the other stick, and it was stated that it
(the Canadian one) is the undisputed largest
hockey stick. In truth, it's very much disputed.
It is a matter of definition I suppose...
Please refer to the City
of Eveleth's official web site: "
do have a wooden structure of a hockey stick
that is both longer and heavier, but it was
turned down by the World Book of Records since
the sculpture was not a real hockey stick
it boils down to this. They have the largest
sculpture, and we have the largest real hockey
stick. So if any giants ever need to play
hockey... our stick is the one they will use.
then again... On October 28, 2009, we received
this memo from "A Vancouver Island Resident:"
hockey stick in Duncan BC is the largest per:
Guinness Book of World Records officially
bestowed the title of world's largest hockey
stick on July 14, 2008 after a 20-year battle
for recognition. At one third the length of
Duncan's stick, residents of Minnesota can
no longer claim their 21-metre wooden hockey
stick to be the biggest.
[the Duncan stick] is not a hollow sculpture
but a wooden stick reinforced with steel.
Because we all know if giants were to play
hockey they would need a really strong stick.
Guinness on their side, it looks like Duncan
has won the war of the oversized hockey sticks.
At least for now...
Rod Ness 1/13/07
Posted on RoadTrip America 1/07