Wally Akervik

2022 Inductee
Wally Akervik was born in Duluth, Minn., and was a four-sport athlete at Duluth Central High School, helping his Trojan team reach the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament.

Ann Ninnemann

2022 Inductee
Ann Ninnemann was born in St. Paul, Minn., and began playing ringette at the age of four.  By her own admission, she played ringette through the sixth game and then hesitantly transitioned to ice hockey in the seventh grade.

Pat "Duffy" Dyer

2022 Inductee
Pat “Duffy” Dyer was born in Virginia, Minn., and played youth hockey in that Iron Range community.  After high school, he graduated from UW-Superior with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and would go on to a long career at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.

Rebecca Hamilton-Hildebrandt

2022 Inductee
Rebecca Hamilton-Hildebrandt (or “Coach Becky” as she is better known locally) was born and raised in Sauk Prairie and began playing hockey in 1982, the first year that Sauk Prairie had a hockey association.
Kelsey grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois and graduated from Hamilton College in upstate New York where lettered in hockey.

In the late 1940s, he started youth hockey programs on the outdoor rink near Lakewood School. In the early 1960s, he was instrumental in building the Madison Ice Arena now known as Hartmeyer Arena. This arena was a prime factor in the re birth of varsity hockey at the University of Wisconsin. Kelsey was also instrumental in starting the Madison Blue Line Club in 1963.

Kelsey
was a promoter of hockey in Madison and throughout the country. He was the publisher of the Hockey magazine that eventually evolved into the USA Hockey magazine of today.