A Biography by Mary Halverson Schoeld
The story of a beloved Native American hockey sensation from remote Warroad, Minnesota; his fame as a high school player, his rise to stardom and his meteoric life.
Native American superstar, Henry Boucha, was born in remote Warroad, a tiny northern Minnesota town that grew like a little burl on the wild shore of Lake of the Woods — a lake so far north that the United States shares it with Canada.
Like the Hale-Bopp comet, he arched the galaxy unopposed from 1969, when he was the state high school hockey sensation (nearly paralyzing the state with his brilliance), on through his three year National Team and Olympic stint, to his all-too-brief NHL career.
His course for a long run in the pros was set. But, in 1975 – at twenty-four years of age and without warning – this brilliant comet was swallowed by a black hole. In a vicious and brutal act Henry Boucha was struck down.
This is his story.