Karyn Bye

2023 Inductee
Karyn Bye was born and raised in River Falls where she played youth hockey in a generation where she needed to hide her gender to play, and, in fact, used her initials K.L. Bye as an identity, rather then her first name.

Sis Paulsen

2023 Inductee
Sis Paulsen was born and raised in Eau Claire. She played youth hockey for the Eau Claire Youth Hockey Association, and high school hockey for Eau Claire North High School.

Terry Watkins

2023 Inductee
Terry Watkins was born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., where he played youth hockey followed by high school hockey at Cretin High School.

  • 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.