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.

  • Paul Coppo - 2006

Paul Coppo was born in Hancock, Mich. And played collegiate hockey at Michigan Tech University, where he won three varsity letters. As a junior, Coppo led the team in scoring and as a senior, he led the team as the captain and in goals and total points. As the only American on the team, Coppo led his team to the NCAA Finals, and was named an All American, and also named to the All NCAA Tournament Team and the All WCHA second team.

Coppo moved to Green Bay in 1960 to play for the Green Bay Bobcats. In his 12-year career as a Bobcat player, he scored 227 goals and 325 assists for 557 total points, setting the record as the team’s all time leading scorer. Following his playing career, Coppo coached the Bobcats for four years and later became an owner of the team.

Coppo was the leading scorer for the U.S. Olympic Team at Innsbruck in 1964, and played on the U.S. National Team in 1962, 1965, 1966 and 1969. He was also the leading scorer for the U.S. National Team in 1962. He was an All Star for the USHSL six times as a player, and twice as a coach.

Coppo coached in the De Pere Youth Hockey Association for eight years and touched the lives of many hockey players during that time. His teams won three WAHA State Tournaments, one at the Bantam level and two at the high school level. Coppo conducted many hockey clinics for coaches and youth players to help hockey in the Green Bay area. As a businessman, Coppo contributed generously in time and sponsorship of fundraising activities to help grow the sport of ice hockey at the youth and collegiate levels. With his family, he continues to be an ambassador for the game today.

Coppo and his late wife Carol have two children, Christine and John, along with grandchildren.