George Abel rarely left his hometown of Melville, Saskatchewan. He starred for and lather coached the Melville Millionaires for many years. He and brothers Don and Lawrence operated a hauling company for man years in Melville, but in these parts George was arguably more famous than far away Sid as a hockey hero.
The only time George ever really left Melville was in 1952. He was added to the Edmonton Mercurys Olympic roster that won gold in Oslo, Norway. George scored 6 goals and 12 points in 8 games.
Abel had to quit playing hockey after a nasty head injury in 1954.