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....
  • Dean Desotell - 1999

A life-long resident of Green Bay, Dean Desotell played high school hockey in Green Bay’s city recreation league in the 1940s and went on to play for the Green Bay Hornets in the Fox Valley League before serving in the United States Army from 1952-1953.

After military service, Desotell returned to his home town and began over 40 years of active service to the sport of ice hockey by serving as a Hockey Supervisor for the Green Bay Park and Recreation Department at various outdoor rinks in the city. With more than 30 years in this position at Colburn Park, Desotell directly affected over 250 kids per year, passing on skills, knowledge, and, most of all, a love of the game in which he has been involved most of his life. His job included instruction, supervision, organization, promotion, publicity, officiating, statistics keeping and teaching. During his tenure, he had most of all a direct effect on many youngsters through his coaching.

Desotell was instrumental in the formation of organized hockey in Brown County in 1972 and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Brown County Youth Hockey Association. This organization was responsible for the effort which resulted in an indoor ice facility for the county.

Desotell was active in the formation of the West Side Hockey Club in 1973 and served as a member of its advisory board for 10 years. During this time, he also coached the West Side Bantam B All-Star Traveling Team and took a number of these teams to state tournaments. He went on to coach the Premontre High School junior varsity team from 1977-1978.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Desotell continued on as the Hockey Supervisor at Colburn Park, putting in approximately 25 hours per week working with youngsters of all ages, while still working his full-time job as a foreman at Green Bay Structural Steel, as well as serving as the recording secretary for his local union for more than 25 years. Desotell was also active with his church and with the Boy Scouts of America during this time.