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....
  • LeRoy Lee - 1998
LeRoy Lee was born in Erskine, Minn. and played high school hockey at Edina High School and college hockey at Augsburg College in the Twin Cities.  A defenseman throughout his high school and college career, Lee served as the captain for the Auggie hockey team in his junior and senior years.

As a builder of Wisconsin Hockey, Lee was a co-founder of the Ashland Youth Hockey Association.  He served as the group’s first president from 1969-1972, and is commonly referred to as the “godfather” of hockey in Ashland.  He formed the first city team, the Ashland Blades, which traveled throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota competing against other teams.

Lee has coached at all levels during his career, from mini-mites to high school, and many of his teams have reached the state tournament.  Lee has also served as a referee at all levels since 1969.  Lee helped found the Bay Area Youth Hockey Association in 1983 and was instrumental in raising a half-million dollars toward construction of Ashland’s first indoor ice arena, the Bay Area Civic Center, which opened in 1986.
Lee served on active duty in the United States Coast Guard and in the USCG Active Reserve.  Moving to Ashland in 1967, Lee began work for the North Wisconsin Abstract Company, which he later purchased and continues to operate.  He is an active member of the Chequamegon Board of Realtors.  Over the course of his residence in Ashland, Lee coached and was president of the Ashland Little League Baseball Association, was president of the Ashland Rotary Club, a member  of the City of Ashland Park Board and served on the Boards of Directors of  Northland Bank, the City of Ashland Water Utility Commission and the Bay Area Civic Center.  He was selected Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year and VFW Person of the Year.