George M. (Stainless) Steele
Born: July 11, 1926 (Ottawa)
Died: September 16, 2014 (Brockport, New York)
George (Stainless) Steele was a 5-foot-10, 173-pound left-winger who helped the Ottawa RCAF Flyers win a league title in 1950-51. Steele scored 10 goals and added 25 assists in 36 games as the Flyers claimed the East Coast Senior Hockey League championship. Steele had a goal and three assists in five Allan Cup playoff games.
An outstanding high school athlete, Steele won the Mayor of Ottawa Trophy in 1945 as the outstanding athlete at Technical High School, where he played hockey and basketball and served as captain of the football team.
After graduating, he played hockey for four seasons in Britain with the Wembley Monarchs and Harringay Racers. The forward scored 17 goals in 26 Autumn Cup games for the Monarchs in 1949-50.
Steele joined the Clinton (N.Y.) Comets for the 1952-53 season. He played six seasons for the Comets, finishing sixth among Eastern Hockey League scorers in 1955-56 when he scored 42 goals with 57 assists in 59 league games.
He was a longtime employee of General Electric. He leaves Joan Steele, his wife of 62 years; two sons; six grandchildren; and, five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by eight siblings.