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, ...
  • Gary Crapp - 2000

After a career in his youth on the “ponds” of Madison, Gary L. Crapp began a 20 plus year career in McFarland Youth Hockey that would lead to this program becoming a force in Madison area hockey. Crapp helped organize a Midget program for McFarland Youth Hockey and over the years worked tirelessly to help this program becomea WIAA sanctioned high school team. In the process, Crapp would involve himself at all levels to help further the cause of high school hockey in the Madison area.

After elevating the Midget program to club status at McFarland thus paving the way to varsity status, Crapp developed ad programs and calendar raffles to help the high program support itself and to make the program available to each player to skate for free. Crapp soon became the full time business manager for McFarland High School hockey, and created the McFarland Hockey Boosrrs to intensify school support for WIAA recognition.

Gary Crapp was in at the beginning with McFarland Youth Hockey, helping to create and maintain the outside rink, and organizing volunteers and fundraising to help the fledging program grow. Eventually, he helped lead the effort that resulted in the completion of the McFarland Community Ice Arena. In this capacity he served as ground-breaker, fundraiser, builder, maintenance and concession worker.

Over his career, Gary Crapp has worked tirelessly to involve more youngsters and volunteers in the Madison with the sport of ice hockey. He has helped utilize people like Bob and Mark Johnson, Grant Standbrook, Mike Kemp, Jeff Sauer and the Suter brothers to work and speak with players and families to increase program and community involvement and interest in ice hockey. He has involved himself with players academics and other extracurricular activities to aid in player development. He has been involved with the Dane County Youth Hockey Council and the Dane County Hockey Officials Association to promote and foster growth in other programs.