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Henry Boucha

Full name: Henry Charles Boucha
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: June 1, 1951 in Warroad, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Hockey-Reference.com

Biography

A full-blooded Chippewa Indian, Henry Boucha was such a star in Minnesota high school hockey that he skipped college and went straight to Junior A hockey in Canada. He played in 1969-70 for the Winnipeg Jets before joining the U.S. National team. He represented the country at the 1970 and 1971 World Championships as well as the 1972 Olympics. Boucha was signed by the Detroit Red Wings after the Olympics and he played quite well for them for most of three seasons.

In 1974 Boucha was signed by the Minnesota North Stars but missed half of the season due to an eye injury which required surgery. Boucha was in a fight with the Bruins Dave Forbes and Forbes jammed the butt end of his stick into Boucha's eye. Criminal assault charges were filed against Forbes, the first time this occurred from an injury in a sports event. The trial ended in a hung jury. Boucha sued Forbes, the Bruins, and the NHL and reportedly received a settlement of more than $1 million. The eye injury hampered his effectiveness and he retired after the 1976-77 season. In 1995 he became the first Native American to be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Standings 2 1972-02-03 2 4 6
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #1 2 1972-02-05 SWE 5, USA 1 0 0 2
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #5 1 1972-02-07 USA 5, TCH 1 0 0 2
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #9 2 1972-02-09 URS 7, USA 2 0 0 0
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #11 1 1972-02-10 USA 4, FIN 1 1 2 2
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #13 1 1972-02-12 USA 6, POL 1 1 1 0
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Qualifying Round Match #3 1 1972-02-04 USA 5, SUI 3 0 1 0
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