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Ice hockey player Allan Nelson Loney (May 3, 1885 – March 2, 1965), charged of murdering Alcide Laurin during a February 24, 1905 game between Maxwell and Alexandria. Laurin collapsed and died at the scene after Loney swung his stick violently against Laurin's head.

Loney, a defenseman, claimed self-defence. The charges were later reduced from murder to manslaughter, and he was subsequently acquitted.

According to the 28 February, 1905 issue of The Windsor Star 2,000 people attended the funeral of Alcide Laurin in Alexandria, Ontario on 27 February, 1905.

February 24, 1905 game rosters:

Alexandria – Victor Campeau, Leo Laurin, Walter Dick, Alcide Laurin, Dougald McCallum, Gordon McDonald, John Douglas McDonald

Maxwell – George McDougald, Leonard Stiles, Allan Loney, L. McDougald, Dan McDougald, G. Donat, A. Mowat

Referee: Bernard O'Connor

(Sources: Ottawa Citizen, Feb. 27, 1905; Ottawa Journal, Feb. 27, 1905)

Sourced from Ottawa Journal, March 3, 1905. Credited to Unknown.

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