Bones Allan

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Bones Allan
Bones Allen, Vancouver Lacrosse Club.jpg
Born (1881-09-12)September 12, 1881
Cornwall, ON, CAN
Died June 28, 1941(1941-06-28) (aged 59)
Vancouver, BC, CAN
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 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 died in Vancouver 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[edit]

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 was better paying that ice hockey and he followed 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[edit]

Angus 'Bones' Allen
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

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.



  1. ^ "Last rites for Allen" The Montreal Gazette, July 1, 1941.