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Published December 02, 2013, 10:16 PM

Henry Boucha Promotes Book in East Grand Forks

Warroad native and U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer signed copies of his biography, "Henry Boucha, Ojibwa, Native American Olympian," Saturday at Blue Moose.

By: WDAZ Sports,

Warroad native and U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Henry Boucha was in East Grand Forks Saturday to promote his new book, "Henry Boucha, Ojibwa, Native American Olympian."

Boucha signed copies of his book at the Blue Moose restaurant for about three hours. He also signed books Sunday in his home town of Warroad.

Boucha, who now lives in Anchorage, said the book covers his hockey career, which includes leading Warroad to the 1969 Minnesota state tournament, a 1972 Olympic silver medal, and several years in the NHL and WHA, but Boucha says the book also provides a "history lesson."

"It starts off with the Ojibwa spirituality and goes into the migration of the Ojibwa, "Boucha said. "Basically, how one arm of my family, the Indian side, migrated into the Lake of the Woods area, and how they lived and came to be."

Boucha said he also writes about the settlement of Warroad, Lake of the Woods and Roseau County.

Boucha said sales of the book are going well. "We're selling more than 100 books a week," he said.

The book can be ordered through Boucha's website: www.henryboucha.com.