BORN APRIL 10TH IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA, he attended Cleveland Street Boys High School in Sydney between 1964 and 1969 and was a foundation player with the Homebush Junior Ice Hockey Club at Homebush Ice Rink (later Strathfield), in the former Homebush Cinema on the Parramatta Road. He played senior hockey for the St George Ice Hockey Club then joined the Prague Bombers in defense for the rest of his career (later Warringah Bombers).
In 1974, he was vice-captain representing Australia at the C-Pool World Championships in Grenoble France, one of only three New South Welshman in a national team of Victorians. It was a time when Australia ranked 21 in the world and, although the squad lost six games, they defeated North Korea, 4-1.
He played professional ice hockey in the 2nd Division Dutch League for Leiden, the club conceding only one game in the 1978 season. In 1981 he won the NIHL championship with the Bombers led by Kris Spike, winning 22 games straight. Among his teammates were Jim Fuyarchuk and the Nova Scotians; Mike Johnston and Ross MacEachern.
He was secretary-treasurer of his state association for 3 years and a club delegate. He held the same position in the national association and he was also his state's delegate. He helped build the fabled Bombers' home ice at Narrabeen with Dick Groenteman, and he was co-founder with Adam McGuinness of the Central Coast Cyclones ice hockey club at Erina in New South Wales. He prepared the Club constitution and served as vice president for 3 years.
He was a co-founder and head coach of a hockey school and campaigned successfully in newspapers and on TV to save the rink. An active member and treasurer of Thredbo Ski Patrol, the volunteer mountain rescue service, he moved to Melbourne where he played ice hockey with the Melbourne Nite Owls. He is now semi-retired back on the Central Coast.
Ross Carpenter, 'Harvey, Allan ( - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia, http://icelegendsaustralia.com/legends-2/bio_harvey.html, accessed online .