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....
  • Steve Badalich - 1994
Steve Badalich grew up in South St. Paul where he was a very good athlete in several sports. In 1945, Badalich and his good friend Lefty Smith got his high school to start a hockey team. In 1947, Badalich in goal, led South St. Paul to the state consolation championship.
After high school, Badalich played professional baseball for a few years before moving to Madison where he got his three sons involved in hockey. He promoted hockey at all levels and founded the Stoughton youth hockey association. In 1974, he founded the Madison Capitols Junior program, which played in the United States Hockey League.
His home became the “Boardmoor Hotel of Madison,” housing many of the Capitol players. He helped many players fulfill their junior, college, and professional dreams.