Bones Allen

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Bones Allen
Bones Allen, Vancouver Lacrosse Club.jpg
Born (1881-09-12)September 12, 1881
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Died June 28, 1941(1941-06-28) (aged 59)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Playing career 1901–1909
Bones Allen, at far left in the top row, with the Vancouver Lacrosse Club in 1912.

Angus J. "Bones" Allen (September 12, 1881 – June 28, 1941) was a Canadian ice hockey and lacrosse player in the early 1900s. He was a member of the Ottawa Silver Seven team which won the Stanley Cup from 1904 until 1906. Allen played in the Stanley Cup series versus Dawson City in 1905.

Allen died in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1941 after a short illness, aged 59, and was buried at Ocean View Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia. He was survived by his wife and four daughters.[1]

Playing career

Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Angus became a member of the Cornwall Hockey Club in 1901. He played for the club for three seasons, in the Southern Ontario Hockey Association and in the first year of the Federal Amateur Hockey League (FAHL) in 1903–04. In 1904–05, he joined the Ottawa Hockey Club during its reign as Stanley Cup champions. He played for Ottawa only that one season. At the time, professional lacrosse paid better than ice hockey, so he concentrated on his lacrosse career. He did play one more season of ice hockey for the Cornwall Hockey Club in 1908-09 in the FAHL.

Lacrosse career

Allen began playing senior lacrosse in Ontario, ca. 1898-99 for the Ottawa Capitals. In 1908 he went west on tour with the Ottawa team and then stayed afterwards in Vancouver. He played professional lacrosse with the Vancouver Lacrosse Club between 1909 and 1915. He went overseas after the 1913 season but returned in 1915 for one final season with Vancouver. In six seasons (1909–1913; 1915) with Vancouver, he played in 56 games and scored a total of 38 goals. He was primarily a 'home' (midfield) player but halfway through his final season he moved up to the 'outside home' position on the attack.

Allen was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a field player in 1966[2].

Angus 'Bones' Allen
SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GAMES GOALS PEN PIM
1909 Vancouver Lacrosse Club BCLA 10 9 1 5
1910 Vancouver Lacrosse Club BCLA 11 10 3 15
1911 Vancouver Lacrosse Club BCLA 14 4 11 60
1912 Vancouver Lacrosse Club BCLA 6 5 0 0
1913 Vancouver Lacrosse Club BCLA 7 4 2 10
1915 Vancouver Lacrosse Club BCLA 8 6 4 20

References

  • Professional Field Lacrosse in British Columbia 1908-1924
  • Angus ‘Bones’ Allen's lacrosse bio at Old School Lacrosse

Notes

  1. ^ "Last rites for Allen" The Gazette (Montreal), July 1, 1941.
  2. ^ "Angus "Bones" Allen". clhof.org. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
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