There has been some great data collected and analyzed regarding the age of “The Moffat Stick” that is claimed to be the oldest hockey stick in the world. Well, that claim definitely got stronger with the new the analysis that was recently conducted by Mount Allison University dendrochronologist (fancy name for a tree scientist) Colin Laroque.
The data analyzed points to a likely age of 170 years old for the stick. More specifically the data indicates the maple tree used to create the stick was cut down between 1828 and 1838. This date range happens to align dead on with the verbal history of the stick that states the hockey stick was made for W.M. (Dilly) Moffatt, born in 1829.
The first article I picked up this information on can be found at the Vancouver Sun (original link no longer active).