Wally Akervik

2022 Inductee
Wally Akervik was born in Duluth, Minn., and was a four-sport athlete at Duluth Central High School, helping his Trojan team reach the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament.

Ann Ninnemann

2022 Inductee
Ann Ninnemann was born in St. Paul, Minn., and began playing ringette at the age of four.  By her own admission, she played ringette through the sixth game and then hesitantly transitioned to ice hockey in the seventh grade.

Pat "Duffy" Dyer

2022 Inductee
Pat “Duffy” Dyer was born in Virginia, Minn., and played youth hockey in that Iron Range community.  After high school, he graduated from UW-Superior with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and would go on to a long career at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.

Rebecca Hamilton-Hildebrandt

2022 Inductee
Rebecca Hamilton-Hildebrandt (or “Coach Becky” as she is better known locally) was born and raised in Sauk Prairie and began playing hockey in 1982, the first year that Sauk Prairie had a hockey association.
  • Brianna Decker - 2019
Brianna Decker was born and raised in Dousman.  She played youth hockey for the Waukesha Youth Hockey Association, before moving on to play with the Madison Capitols Girls team from 1999-2005.  Simultaneously, she played with the Wisconsin AAA Boys from 2002-2005.  When Decker finished Middle School, she moved on to play high school hockey at Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep High School in Faribault, Minn.  With this team, she was part of three National High School Championships.
Always a committed Wisconsinite, she would return to Wisconsin to play for the Wisconsin Badgers Women’s Badger Hockey Team.  During her college career in Madison, her team won the NCAA National Championship in 2011, and she took home honors as a First Team All American in 2012, and a Second Team All American in 2011 and 2013.  She was awarded the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2012 as the top women’s college player in the country.

Beginning in her high school years, Decker was nine times a member of USA Hockey Women’s National Teams and participated in many IIHF International Tournaments.  She was a member of the Gold Medal teams in the IIHF Word Women’s 18U Championships in 2008 and 2009.  In the IIHF Women’s World Championships, she won six Gold Medals in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019, and one Silver Medal in 2012.  In the 2017 IIHF World Championship, she was named the MVP and Top Forward.   In 2015 and 2017, she was named the Bob Allen Player of the Year Award by USA Hockey.  Decker is also a two-time Olympian, winning a Silver Medal in 2014, and, as an Assistant Captain, the Gold Medal in 2018.

Decker has also served as the Assistant Coach on the US Women’s 18U Team, earning a Silver Medal.  Currently she serves as a Central District Camp Coach and as an 18U Top 66 Camp Coach.

Decker began her Professional Hockey career as a member of the Boston Blades in 2015.  The Blades were Clarkson Cup Champions in that season and she was named Rookie of the Year.  In 2016, she played for the Boston Pride, the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League, and was League MVP in 2016 and 2017.  In the 2018 season, Decker played in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League for the Calgary Inferno, the 2019 Clarkson Cup Champions, and won Playoff MVP honors.
Decker is a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies.  She began a partnership with the non-profit Rise Against Hunger in 2014 and continues that to partnership to present day.