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, ...
  • Jim Keepers - 1996
Jim Keepers of East Troy for induction to the Hall in September 1995. Keepers, a native of Madison and long-time teacher and coach in Franklin, will be the guest of honor at ceremonies to be held in Eagle River September 16.

A native of Madison who became one of the founding fathers of the Southeastern Hockey Association of Wisconsin (SHAW), Keepers has a long and distinguished career in the interests of Wisconsin Hockey.

Keepers played hockey for the Junior Madison Cardinals and then the Rockton Wagon Wheel Cardinals. After graduating from now UW-Platteville, Keepers began his teaching career in Iola. Moving on to Franklin in 1962, Keepers continued his teaching career and became the wrestling coach. He then played with the Milwaukee Wings Hockey Team, the forerunner of the Milwaukee Admirals.

Following his playing career, Keepers began officiating, working games from youth hockey up through professional hockey in the International Hockey League.

Keepers' officiating career included the chance to be the linesman for a game between a United States Hockey League all star team and the United States National Team in 1980. That national team went on to be the Lake Placid "Miracle on Ice" team which won the gold medal for the United States. His referreeing career included work in the Metro Milwaukee Hockey Association Winter and Summer Leagues, college and club hockey in the Milwaukee area and work for the Milwaukee Admirals.

Beginning in 1970 and continuing through the present, Keepers made many presentations about the sport of ice hockey to such varied groups as Boy Scouts, church groups, high school physical education classes and Lions Clubs. These presentations included demonstrations and lectures in support of the sport of ice hockey. One of the unique activities which Keepers undertook was annually taking each of his high school wrestling teams to a Milwaukee Admirals game.

Keepers has been instrumental in fund raising for many community organizations including providing the means for the disabled to watch hockey. His efforts have spanned a host of community events which have helped to promote hockey in Wisconsin, and in the Milwaukee area in particular.