Born in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Bruce Gamble's professional hockey career as a National Hockey League (NHL) goalie spanned 14 years, and he saw action with four NHL teams: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers.
One of the most dangerous aspects of his job was playing most of his hockey career without wearing a facemask. If he took a puck in the face, the game was paused while he went to the bench to wipe the blood off and have his wounds stitched up before being sent back out for more pummelling between the pipes. For Bruce, trying to stop every shot was a risky endeavour, a real gamble in goal.
Gamble in Goal is a tribute to a man who accomplished his dream of playing in the NHL, and provides an inside look at his life in hockey from those that knew him best -- his former teammates, family and friends.