Dan Schachte

2018 Inductee
Dan Schachte was born in Madison and played his youth hockey with the Monona Hockey Association.  He began his officiating career at the age of 13 with the Dane County Hockey Officials Association...

Jerry Swenson

2018 Inductee
Jerry Swenson moved to Madison and played pond hockey in his youth.  A veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserve, Swenson got involved with McFarland Youth Hockey when it was a very small organization.
  • Gary Kuklinski - 2014

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.  He played for the semi-pro Central Wisconsin Flyers for one season, and for the Mosinee Papermakers for 13 years where he helped win three state tournaments and numerous league titles.  He then went on to play no-check hockey for more than 20 years. 

Gary Kuklinski’s coaching career included all levels from Mites to Bantams and two years as the Mosinee High School head coach.  He has served both as the head coach and assistant coach for the Papermakers since 1995 helping them to six league titles, four league tournaments and two national championships.  He has returned to his roots and is working on the next generation as he coaches Learn to Skate and Mini-Mites and plans to continue in that role as long as he can.  He has spent numerous hours as a volunteer helping to develop the arena in Mosinee.  Gary is a self-employed contractor.  He and his wife Susan have three children, Keith, Kurt and Kevin.