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, ...
  • Joe Boxrucker - 2012

Joe Boxrucker was born in Stanley, Wis. and grew up in Owen-Withee.  Like many other adults, he came to the sport of ice hockey as an adult and became and instant fan and supporter.  He settled in Eagle River in 1972 and became involved with hockey through the Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA) shortly thereafter.  He served on the ERRA Board from 1975-1987, and had more than a significant impact on the aging dome that had served Eagle River for decades prior.  During his tenure on the board, he was instrumental in expanding the arena with the addition of locker rooms, updates for the compressors, new dasher boards, the first new locker room addition, purchase of a new Zamboni, and other items to meet the need of a growing association.  Boxrucker’s service to the ERRA did not just include serving on boards, but also as the lead worker on many projects.  His financial expertise saw that no project was ever attempted without the money being available to pay for it.

By 1975, Boxrucker had become involved in the organization and management of the Eagle River Summer Hockey School turning it into a successful endeavor.  As one of the oldest summer programs in the State, the summer hockey school has attracted hockey players from across the State providing both hockey education, a great summer vacation, and a means of support for the ERRA.

In 1981, Boxrucker expanded his involvement in hockey when he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame.  His election and work led to the building of the annex at the ERRA and the current location of the Hall of Fame.  He committed many hours of work and his own resources to the project, and is now involved in a further expansion of the Hall as space grows short and more worthy candidates are added.  Boxrucker, a former president of the Hall of Fame enters his fourth decade of service as a member of the Board of Directors.

Boxrucker is the owner and president of North States Utility Contractors.  He and his wife Karen have three adult children, Jason, Jeremy and Kourtney, along with grandchildren.