Ab Bruce was a power hitting catcher, strong throwing arm, tough competitor, and was respected by everyone. He played for the Charleswood Juveniles in 1948, the C.U.A.C. Blues from 1949-52, played in three all star games, and in 1952 had three hits including a game winning home run in the fifth at Osborne Stadium. Bruce also received the American Legion Post Trophy as league M.V.P. From 1953-60 Bruce played for C.U.A.C. in Winnipeg, and from 1955-60 he was an original member of the Fort Whyte tournament team, he was known for hitting high averages in his 13 year career and was also an excellent hockey player.