Left winger Bruce Cowick played two seasons for his hometown Victoria Cougars before beginning his career with the San Diego Gulls of the Western League. The British Columbia native made the leap to the National Hockey League when his rights were traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in 1973.
With the Flyers Cowick didn't see any action during the regular season, but the club summoned him for the playoffs that spring and he appeared in eight scoreless games. After the season Cowick was claimed by the Washington Capitals in the 1974 Expansion Draft.
With the Caps Cowick played his only full season in the NHL. In 65 games Cowick scored 5 goals and 11 points. That May he placed on waivers by the Capitals and was claimed by the St. Louis Blues.
The vast majority of the 1975-76 season was spent in the American Hockey League, but Cowick did get a brief look with the Blues. Cowick played five games for St. Louis and did not register a point. At seasons end, Cowick retired from the game of hockey.