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 Suter - 2013
Gary Suter was born and raised in Madison, where he played for the Madison Lakers through Peewees, and for the Madison Capitols as a Bantam.  He played three years for Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind., leading them to three High School Hockey Championships, and was chosen MVP in 1982.  After one year of Junior A hockey in Dubuque, Suter played two years at the University of Wisconsin, prior to being drafted by the Calgary Flames.  As a Badger, in the 1984-85 season, Suter won the Carlson Award as MVP, the Kelsey Award as most competitive player and the Coyne Award for most consistent player.
 
Suter began his NHL career in 1986 with the Calgary Flames where he set numerous team and NHL records.  As a rookie, he finished second among all NHL rookies with 68 points and won the Calder Trophy for NHL Rookie of the Year.  He was also named to the NHL All-Rookie Team, and the Sporting News All-Star First Team.
 
            In 1987-88, Suter led all NHL defensemen with 91 points and set the Calgary single-season record for points by a defenseman and assists by a defenseman.  As well as leading the team in many scoring categories while with Calgary, he played in four NHL All-Star Games, and was a member of the team that won the Stanley Cup in 1988-89.
 
            In four years with the Chicago Blackhawks, Suter once again led the team in many scoring categories, and was tied for the lead among all NHL defensemen with 20 goals and tied for the lead in power-play goals with 12, and shorthanded goals with two.  He led all NHL defensemen with four game-winning goals and he led the team with 242 shots on goal.  He played in 259 consecutive games and played in the 1996 NHL All-Star Game.
 
            In 1968, Suter was traded to San Jose where he played for four years.  He led San Jose with 102 blocked shots in the 1999-2000 season and, in that season, was San Jose’s nominee for the Masterton Trophy.  The following year, he led all San Jose defensemen with 10 goals, and, in 2001-2002, he won the San Jose Ironman Award.  Suter retired from the NHL in 2002.
 
            While still playing in the NHL, and continuing to this time, Suter began running hockey camps for youth players in Minocqua and Madison.  He has worked with youngsters from Mite-age through high school.  Prior to the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, Suter carried the Olympic torch in its journey to the Games.  Over the years, he has participated in numerous celebrity golfing and fishing events and was involved in many charities during his NHL career.
 
            Suter and his wife Kathy have two sons, Jacob and Jared, and reside in Lac du Flambeau, where he is an avid hunter and fisherman.  They spend much of the year in Madison where he coaches youth hockey.