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, ...

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....
  • Bob Suter - 2001

Bob Suter is a native of Madison, and as a member of the Suter family, has become emblematic of quality hockey through dedication and leadership and a passion for the game equaled by few people today.

He began his playing career with the Madison Lakers Peewees under the guidance of his father, Marlowe, whom he follows into the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame. Suter played in two Bantam National Championship tournaments representing Wisconsin. Suter went on to a stellar career as a defenseman at Madison East High School where he helped his school win two state high school championships. Suter also played in the National Championship Junior B Tournament. As a four-year letterman for the University of Wisconsin under Coach Bob Johnson, Suter helped the Badgers to a WCHA title, as well as the national championship in 1977. Suter was also a member of the 1978 and 1979 Central Teams at the National Sports Festivals.

Showing grit and determination, Suter came back from injury to play a key roll in the 1980 Winter Olympics as he helped the Miracle on Ice Team bring home the gold medal for the United States at Lake Placid. Drafted by the Minnesota North Stars, his playing career was ended by injury after the 1981 season with the Nashville South Stars of the American Hockey League.

Suter began his coaching career in the 1982-83 season by heading up the Madison Capitol Juniors As and has played an integral part in the Madison Capitol organization ever since. His 20 years of coaching have seen him work with youngsters of all ages, helping put Wisconsin hockey on the map. Suter has taken numerous teams to state and national tournaments at the peewee, bantam, midget, and junior levels. Suter also coached the Madison East high school team.

Suter operates Suters Gold Medal Sports in Madison, and through this has been able to touch the lives and careers of even more hockey players in Wisconsin. He continues to play for the 1980 Olympic Alumni Team to benefit various charities. His involvement also extends to the Madison Policy-Community Relations, Special Olympics and the outreach of Trinity Lutheran Church. Suter and his wife Mary Beth have five children, Justin, Ryan, Garrett, Jason and Tyler.