When a New Brunswick athlete is successful in joining the select circle of the world’s best professional performers, that is news-worthy; when such an event involves the pre-expansion and extremely selective National Hockey League, then it is unique!Sussex High School and (like his hockey predecessors in the Hall of Fame) the City of Moncton gave him his hockey start.After two years of junior and senior play in Montréal, he joined the professional Maroons.Ottawa, Boston, New York, St. Louis and Detroit were other stops in his ten-year uninterrupted professional career.In 1939 he turned in his hockey uniform for that of the Canadian Army.Twenty years later, Lieutenant-Colonel Joe Lamb retired from active service to the golf links, the curling rinks, and the amateur sport executive suites in his adopted Ottawa Valley.Like Gordon Drillon and the Moncton Hawks, he is a New Brunswick hockey immortal. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 3rd, 1972.
Played in the National Hockey League from 1927-38 with the Montreal Maroons, Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Eagles, Detroit Red Wings and New York Americans
Tallied 209 points (108-101) in 443 career NHL games
Winner of the Maritime Golf Championship in 1936
Served as the secretary-treasurer of the Ottawa District Golf Association from 1965-76
Served as secretary-manager of the Ottawa Valley Curling Association from 1967-76
Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1972 and 1979 (Sussex Amateur Athletic Club)