Karyn Bye

2023 Inductee
Karyn Bye was born and raised in River Falls where she played youth hockey in a generation where she needed to hide her gender to play, and, in fact, used her initials K.L. Bye as an identity, rather then her first name.

Sis Paulsen

2023 Inductee
Sis Paulsen was born and raised in Eau Claire. She played youth hockey for the Eau Claire Youth Hockey Association, and high school hockey for Eau Claire North High School.

Terry Watkins

2023 Inductee
Terry Watkins was born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., where he played youth hockey followed by high school hockey at Cretin High School.

Kohlman began playing for the Fond du Lac Bears while in high school in the 1950s. After military service, Kohlman resumed playing and began a career with the Bears that spanned over 40 years. He was coach and general manager throughout that time. He was also active in the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association and USA Hockey, serving in numerous positions. He was instrumental in gaining ice facilities for his hometown. In Fond du Lac and throughout the state, he was known as “Papa Bear” and “Mr. Hockey.”