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.

  • Bob Johnson - 1987
Bob Johnson was named coach of the Calgary Flames on June 2, 1982 after an outstanding coaching career at the collegiate and International levels in the United States.
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Johnson's career began in 1956 at Warroad, MN high school, then college at Colorado in 1963. In 1964 and 1965 Bob was named Coach of the Year while at Colorado College. In 1967, Johnson was named coach at the University of Wisconsin where he guided the Badgers to three national titles and a record of 367 wins, 175 losses' and 23 ties. In 1977 "Badger Bob" was named NCAA Coach-of-the Year. He coached the U.S. National teams to the World Championship in 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1981 and guided the 1976 U.S. Olympic team at Innsbruck.

Johnson also coached Team USA to a second place finish in Canada Cup '84. He served as assistant coach in the 1981 Canada Cup tournament.

Now, with the title of Head Coach of the Calgary Flames since 1982, Johnson has the longest tenure of any Flames coach. He also is the winningest coach in the fifteen year history of the Flames franchise with a 193-155-52 record. After only four seasons in the NHL, coach Bob Johnson directed the Flames to their first Stanley Cup finals. He has guided them to the play-offs in all five seasons with his record 25-26.

Although he played some minor professional baseball, hockey is Johnson's number one love. He spends much of the off-season conducting hockey schools in the United States. He coached his son Mark to win him Player-of-the-Year honors in 1979, then watched him win a gold medal at the 1980 Olympics.

The Johnson's are a hockey family. Bob's wife, Martha, follows the Flames religiously. Mark now plays for the New Jersey Devils, while another son, Peter, is an assistant coach at Cornell University.