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....
  • Gene Richter - 1982
Gene Richter, a native of Eagle River, did it all. He served as janitor, ice maker, bus driver, player, coach and organizer at all levels of hockey. Local people claim were it not for Richter hockey may have never advanced and prospered as it has. He was an outstanding defenseman with the Eagle River Northernaires senior team starting in 1947 and continuing for 12 years.

During this time he also coached youth teams and often more than one per year. His 1962 Pee Wee team and his 1963 Juvenile team won state titles. Richter coached several players who later played college hockey including Jim Petruzates, Tom Obrodovich, Chuck Alward and Tom Chuckel at the University of Wisconsin; Craig Ludwig at North Dakota and Joe Sparks at Michigan Tech.

From 1947 until he retired from hockey in 1973, Richter left a legacy that will long remembered in Eagle River.