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....
  • Gary Harker - 2003

Gary Harker was born and raised in Duluth, Minn., where he played his high school hockey at, and was senior captain of, the Duluth Denfeld High School hockey team. After a year at Minnesota-Duluth, Harker transferred to UW-Superior, where he played his final three years of collegiate hockey. Harker served as the team captain in his senior year, and was named to the Intercollegiate Hockey All-Conference team.

Harker began his career as a head coach in 1970, serving first at Superior Senior High School, where he led the Spartans to three WIAA State Championships and three second-place finishes. After a seven-year run as the high school coach, Harker returned to UW-Superior to begin a seven-year stint as the Yellowjacket head coach. His college team finished as the NAIA Consolation Champion in 1980, and as runner-up in 1981. During his tenure at UWS, 11 of his players were selected as All-Americans. Harker was named NAIA District 14 Coach of the Year four times while at UW-Superior.

From 1970-1987, Harker served the Board of Directors of the Superior Amateur Hockey Association both as a member, and by conducting numerous coaching clinics in Superior. Harker also conducted Intermediate Level USA Coaching Clinics across the northern part of the State. From 1980-1986, Harker was the head instructor at the Eagle River Summer Hockey School. Harker also served as a coach for the Wisconsin Senior Class Tournament in Waupun from 1983-1986.

While in Superior, Harker served as the Hockey Representative to the Wisconsin High School Coaches Association, President of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and as a School Board Member of Superior Cathedral School.

After leaving Superior, Harker became the manager of the Burnsville Ice Center. Following that, he went on to serve the City of Burnsville as Recreation and Facilities Manager, and since 1995, has been the Director of Recreation and Facilities for the City of Burnsville. Since 1989, Harker has served 12 years as a part-time area scout for the Los Angeles Kings and two years for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL.

Gary Harker and his wife Shelley currently reside in Lakeville, Minn. They have three children, Steve, Ron and Kate, and two grandchildren, Duncan and Quinn.