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....
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.  He played for SHAW thru high school, and was a member of SHAW’s first State Championship team at the Bantam B level in 1975.  Following high school, Kennedy went on to play for the Marquette University Club team from 1979-1983.  Kennedy’s playing career did not end here, as he played 17 seasons with the West Allis Selects and the Milwaukee Flyers Senior Team in the Great Lakes League.
In addition to playing, beginning as a 12 year old, Kennedy began to officiate, and works games to this day at both the USA Hockey and WIAA levels.  He also officiates AAA level tournaments and Milwaukee Men’s League games.  He is a Level 3 official.

After his playing career concluded, Kennedy began coaching, and continues that today.  As a SHAW youth coach, John Kennedy’s teams won four WAHA State Champonships:  in 2004 at Squirt C; in 2005 at Squirt B; in 2006 at Squirt A; and in 2009 at Bantam A.  His coaching career extended to three season with the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals at the Tier I level.  Today, he remains the head coach of the Greendale Ice Force Co-op team, composed of players from 10 different high schools.  The Ice Force plays in the Class 8 Conference.  John Kennedy has taken the Ice Force from being relatively weak, to being very competitive with most the WIAA teams in the State.  In the words of one of his supporters, “he is a great teacher with a calming, attentive approach with each kid.  He also plans the season and practices great attention to detail.”
Kennedy also spent five years coaching Little League Baseball in Franklin.  He and his wife Jeanne have two sons, Trevor and Brian.