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....
  • 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.