Karyn Bye

2023 Inductee
Karyn Bye was born and raised in River Falls where she played youth hockey in a generation where she needed to hide her gender to play, and, in fact, used her initials K.L. Bye as an identity, rather then her first name.

Sis Paulsen

2023 Inductee
Sis Paulsen was born and raised in Eau Claire. She played youth hockey for the Eau Claire Youth Hockey Association, and high school hockey for Eau Claire North High School.

Terry Watkins

2023 Inductee
Terry Watkins was born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., where he played youth hockey followed by high school hockey at Cretin High School.

  • 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.