Tom Kuklinski

2014 Inductee
Tom Kuklinski, now of Hayward, grew up playing youth hockey in Mosinee, but, unlike them, Tom pursued hockey as a way of  life, in the form of coaching.  He played on nine State Championship youth teams, and participated in the 1965 National Bantam Tournament in Detroit.....

Jeff Kuklinski

2014 Inductee
Jeff Kuklinski, the youngest of the brothers carried on the family tradition of hockey including a number of State Championships at the youth level.  He was a member of the first varsity high school team in Mosinee and led the Indians twice to the WIAA State Tournament.....

Gary Kuklinski

2014 Inductee
Gary Kuklinski, along with his brothers, was raised in Mosinee where he played his youth hockey, contributing to State Championships at the Peewee and Bantam levels.  He went on to play for the Wisconsin Badgers under “Badger” Bob Johnson, winning a full scholarship after making the varsity lineup.

John Hack

2015 Inductee
John Hack was born, raised and spent his entire working life in Superior, and, by his own admission, came late to the party of ice hockey.  Though he comes from a basketball family, he was influenced into the Hockey Family by his brother, whose own son played amateur hockey in Spokane, Washington, and by friends in Superior, whose own children grew up in the Superior hockey tradition.

Joe Baldarotta

2015 Inductee
Joe Baldarotta is originally from Madison, and played youth hockey for the Westmoreland Hockey Club.  He played high school hockey at Madison West High School, from where he graduated in 1974.  Following college, Baldarotta returned to Madison West as an assistant coach.  He went on to be the head coach for four seasons, compiling a record of 59-25-2.

Steve Freeman

2016 Inductee
Steve Freeman was born and raised in New Brighton, Minn., where he played his youth hockey, followed by high school hockey at tradition-rich Irondale High School.  Following graduation, Freeman went on to play junior hockey with the Minneapolis Junior Bruins, and then on to UW-Stevens Point for college hockey.

Bill McCoshen

2016 Inductee
Bill McCoshen was born and raised in Superior.  He played youth hockey for the Superior Amateur Hockey Association, and was a starting defenseman for three years for the Superior Senior High School Spartan hockey team.  Each of those three years resulted in Superior competing in the WIAA High School Hockey Championship Game, ...

Tim Coghlin

2017 Inductee
Tim Coghlin is a native of Summerland, British Columbia.  Prior to coming to the United States, he played junior hockey with Penticton of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League.  ...

John Kennedy

2017 Inductee
John Kennedy was born in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, and was raised in Milwaukee, where he played his youth hockey for Milwaukee SHAW, when the SHAW program was in its early, formative years....
  • George Baumann - 2012

George Baumann began an extended career in broadcasting, publishing and writing about hockey when he worked at KOZY radio in Grand Rapids, Minn., from 1970-1974.  He did play-by-play for the famous Grand Rapids Indians of Grand Rapids High School and hosted a twice-weekly Hockey Highlights program reviewing and previewing high school games, and broadcasting interviews with high school and college coaches across the State of Minnesota.

Baumann continued his radio career with a move to Waupun in 1974 where he began doing play-by-play of area teams and hosting live sports programs.  Expanding his past practices, in 1976 he created the High School Top Ten Rankings and provided them to both the Associated Press (A.P.) and United Press International (U.P.I.), and to many other media outlets across the State.  Baumann soon began a one-page newsletter with rankings, scores and schedules and provided it to any coach who was looking for the information.

The newsletter soon grew to become the “George Baumann High School Hockey Report” (HSHR) which was soon expanded to include preseason and post-season results.  The growth of high school hockey led to a longer HSHR and more readers, and resulted in Baumann publishing the “High School Hockey Yearbook”, that included schedules and previews of all high school and college teams across the State of Wisconsin.  Each season, Baumann provided coverage of both the WIAA and private school high school tournaments and prepared media packets for all of the media outlet in attendance.  His tournament coverage also included preparation of material to help in selecting the All-Tournament teams.  In the 1980’s, Baumann created the All-State Teams that included players from both the public and private schools.

Baumann was a frequent attendee at the Wisconsin High School Coaches Association and was eventually elected Secretary-Treasurer, a position he held until retirement.  Baumann helped promote the Senior Class Tournament in Waupun and did play-by-play for the championship game.

In 1978, Baumann received the U.P.I. State Award for high school hockey promotion, and was the first winner of the “George Baumann Friends of Hockey Award” created by the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association for his impact on the growth of hockey in the State of Wisconsin.

In other aspects of his life, Baumann was president of the Grand Rapids Sports Boosters Club, a charter member and president of the Waupun Morning Kiwanis Club, president of the Waupun Trail Days Committee, a two-term president of the Fond du Lac County Chapter of the American Red Crosss, member of the Board of Directors of the Fond du Lac Arena YMCA, a member of the VFW and American Legion and Ambassador Club President of the Fond du Lac Arena Chamber of Commerce.

Baumann and his wife Rosemary have two daughters Julie and Paula.  He retired from National Bank and Trust as the Marketing Agent.