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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on August 5th, 2018

Raymond Leroy "Ray" Bonney - Born April 5, 1892 in Phoenix, New York – Died October 19, 1964 in Hyannis, Ontario was an American ice Hockey goaltender.

Bonney grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada where he learned to play Hockey at the goaltender position.

Bonney played his early Hockey in and around the Ottawa area, and played in the Hull-Ottawa Hockey League with the Hull Excelsiors in 1909.

Bonney later played in the American Amateur Hockey Association for the St. Paul Athletic Club in the Hippodrome during the 1915-16 season, while also playing games for the Pittsburgh AA. While in St. Paul, Bonney was their main goaltender, helping them through the MacNaughton Cup playoffs, and backstopping their championship victory over the American Soo, 3 games to 1 for the 1916 MacNaughton Cup championship.

Bonney would return to Pittsburgh for the next few years, and in 1920, and would be selected to the USA team for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.

Ice Hockey was being introduced to the Olympic Games in 1920, and Bonney was 1 of 2 goalies the Americans sent. Bonney would play in 2 games. All games were played at the Palais de Glace d'Anvers, and on April 24, Bonney and the USA team would shut out Switzerland 29 to 0, and then the next day (April 25), Bonney played exceptional in the semi-finals vs the very powerful and eventual Gold Medal Champion Canadian Team. Bonney allowed just 2 goals vs Team Canada (Winnipeg Falcons) in a 2 to 0 loss.

Team USA's final 2 games would be played by Bonney's teammate in goal - Weidenborner, with the Americans winning both, and being awarded the Silver Medal in the very first ice Hockey games played at the Olympic Games.

Bonney would once again return to Pittsburgh, eventually playing for the Pittsburgh Yellowjackets in the 1922-23 season.

Bonney would finish his Hockey career with the St. Paul Saints in 1926, playing just 4 games.


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