Clarence "Taffy" Abel
1989 - Hockey - Chippewa

DATE OF BIRTH: May 21, 1901
DATE OF DEATH: August 1, 1964

  • BIRTH PLACE: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • TRIBE: Chippewa, Sault Ste. Marie Band
  • EDUCATION: Sault Area High School, Sault Ste. Marie,Michigan
  • SPORTS DATA: Hockey - Amateur and Professional

  • Amateur Hockey Player - 1920-1926
  • 1920-21 and 1921-22 hockey seasons, played with field’s nationals, winning US Championship Title in the latter season.
  • 1922-23 and 1923-24 hockey seasons, played with St. Paul Athletic Club as star defense man. Selected as member of All-Star Hockey Team to represent the United States in 1924 Winter Olympic Games at Chamonix, France. As captain and color bearer of the United States Team, he had the honor of carrying the Stars and Stripes in the Olympic parade and took the Olympic Oath for all the United States players.