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.
  • Orrin Mangseth - 1997
Mangseth was born in Taconite, Minnesota and grew up and played youth hockey in Coleraine, where he went on to play high school hockey at Greenway High School. He began his coaching career at Northland Pines High School where he led the Eagles to four consolation titles in the WIAA State Hockey Tournament. His team was awarded the 1974 WIAA Sportsmanship Trophy at the state tournament. In 1975, Mangseth was voted Coach of the Year in the North Central High School Conference while his Eagles brought home the conference championship in that season.

Mangseth was lured from retirement in 1981 and helped the Eagles take the WIAA Sectional Championship in 1982 and 1983. In the 1983-84 season, Mangseth took his team all the way as the Eagles brought home their first WIAA State Championship.

Following his second retirement from the high school hockey coaching ranks, Mangseth continued as director of the Eagle River Summer Hockey School, a post which he held for 15 years. He was an active supporter not only of the Eagle River Recreation Association, but also of the University of Wisconsin athletic department for hockey and football. Mangseth passed away in 1996 .