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, ...

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....
  • Jerry Kennedy - 2011

Jerry Kennedy was born and raised on the east side of Madison, and like many people came to ice hockey late, since by his own admission, as a youngster he could only skate good enough to hold onto the boards.  Though he was just a fan in high school and college, he more than made up for it as an adult as he began serving the sport in numerous capacities over four decades. Kennedy coached for more than 10 years in the Southside and Eastside Youth programs and served on both local boards as well.  He served on the Dane County Youth Hockey Council (now Region 4 Youth Hockey Council) for more than 30 years, and spent two years as president.  Kennedy has served on the WAHA Board since 1988, and is Chairman of the State Tournament Committee, and the Vice President for the Bantam level.  Kennedy has also served more than two decades as an On-Ice Official and as the State Coordinator of the USA Hockey Officiating Evaluation and also as the Central District Supervisor of Officials for Wisconsin.  He has been the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program Camp Director for more than 10 years.

Kennedy is a very familiar face in the Kohl Center and has served as a WCHA Off-Ice Official in the Men's Program for almost 20 years, and in the women’s program since its inception almost a decade ago. No matter what the sport, if the team is dressed in Badger Cardinal Red, Kennedy won’t be far away from the contest. He will also be found in the old Dane County Coliseum each March serving as an Off-Ice Official for the WIAA State Hockey Tournament.

Though his duties in the sport of ice hockey are numerous, Kennedy has many other interests including golf, volleyball, softball and woodworking.  In his younger years, he was involved in building and racing cars.  Kennedy has an abiding interest in music and dancing, and is relatively famous for his version of the Electric Slide.  Kennedy is retired from AT&T where he was a Telephone Tech and Manager, and, prior to retirement, received the Volunteer of the Year Award in Madison from AT&T.  Kennedy and his wife Vikki have three boys, Matt, Jeremy and Cory, and look forward to the next generation as their grandsons begin their hockey playing careers.