Allan Loney

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Allan Loney
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Born (1885-05-03)May 3, 1885
Parry Sound, ON, CAN
Died March 2, 1965(1965-03-02) (aged 79)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Position Cover point
Played for Maxville Hockey Club
Playing career unknown–unknown

Allan Nelson Loney (May 3, 1885 – March 2, 1965) was an ice hockey player from the Ontario town of Maxville. He was the first hockey player to be charged with murder for the death of another player, after he clubbed Alcide Laurin to death during a game on February 24, 1905. He was the only son of Ephram Allen Loney and Jerusha Ann Adams of Maxville.[1]

Loney claimed self-defence. The charges were reduced to manslaughter, and he was subsequently acquitted.[2] He died on March 2, 1965 in Edmonton, Alberta, where he had worked as a Canadian National Railway employee.[3]

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  1. ^ The Killing of Alcide Laurin in a Hockey Match at Maxville The Ottawa Journal, page 1, February 27, 1905
  2. ^ McKinley, Michael: "Hockey: A People's History," page 27. McClelland & Stewart, 2006.
  3. ^ [1]