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.
  • Jeff Kuklinski - 2014

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.  Following two years of hockey at UW-River Falls, he played semi-pro hockey for the Central Wisconsin Flyers and then the Waterloo Blackhawks.  In 1975, he began a 16-year career with the Mosinee Papermakers.  During that time, the Papermakers won two State Championships, and Jeff was twice voted Defensemen of the Year.  He also played in four All-Star Games and three National Tournaments.  In his last three years, he was the team’s player-coach.  He followed this with consecutive yearly appearances in the Badger State Winter Games, winning eight gold medals, three silvers and five bronze.  He also served as the Badger State Games Adult Coordinator for several years.

Like his brother Gary, Jeff Kuklinski helped with fund-raising and worked on many of the projects that resulted in what the Mosinee ice facility is today.  He coached in the youth program at all levels and served a number of terms on the Mosinee Youth Hockey Board, and two years as its president.  Jeff Kuklinski also served one term as a member of the WAHA Board of Directors.  Jeff is a self-employed contractor.  He and his wife Gayle have three children, Jocelyn, Brock and Chaylan.