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, ...
  • 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.