Henry Charles Boucha was born June 1st, 1951 in Warroad, MN. Considered to be one of the best all around athletes ever to come out of the state of Minnesota. He is one of the top High School hockey players ever. Boucha played football, hockey, baseball, and track. Boucha was offered several full scholarships to compete in all four sports, but chose hockey overall.
A full-blooded Ojibwa Native American, Henry Charles Boucha is one of six medaled Native American Olympic athletes, having received the silver medal as part of the United States Olympic hockey team at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. His love of hockey started as a youth in Warroad, Minnesota, where he played for Warroad High School. While serving in the US Army, he joined the national ice hockey team. In 1971, he was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings and was voted Detroit rookie of the year in his first full NHL season. Boucha was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.