BHM 2017: Week One - Coach Graeme Townshend
"Never be limited by other people's LIMITED imagination." -- Dr. Mae Jamison
We acknowledge our Head Coach, Graeme Townshend, who continues with his incredible journey to achieve what others would call impossible.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Coach Townshend moved to Toronto at the age of 3. He played one year of Junior hockey for the Mimico Monarchs of the OHA Central Jr. B Hockey League. As the #2 recruited player in North America, Townshend accepted a full scholarship from #1 ranked and defending NCAA Division 1 Champion, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). As captain at RPI, Townshend, recruited as a forward, led all RPI defensemen in scoring and was one of the top scoring defensemen in the ECAC as a Junior.
Mr. Townshend signed with the Boston Bruins in the NHL then went on to play parts of 5 seasons with the Bruins, N.Y. Islanders and Ottawa Senators. Townshend played 686 professional games, scoring 227 goals and 208 assists for 435 points while playing in the NHL, AHL, IHL and WPHL.
Coach Townshend's career also included holding the position of Skating and Skills Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Graeme Townshend was inducted into the Canadian Black Hockey Hall of Fame in August of 2006.
Today, Coach Townshend owns and operates the renowned Townshend Hockey which includes camps,clinics, mentorship, and various skills programs serving New England, Illinois, New York, Ontario and many other areas of North America.
Coach Graeme Townshend does not let those with limited imagination determine his future and we are honored to have him on our Staff.