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, ...
  • Steve Matushak - 1995
A native of Superior who grew up and learned the sport of ice hockey under the Superior Amateur Hockey Association, Matushak becomes the fifth Superiorite to be named to the hall. Previous inductees from Superior are the late Bill Boya and Joe Leszcynski, Joe Lanctot and Ray Liebaert. Matushak becomes the first Superiorite named who played youth hockey for SAHA.

Over a career in hockey which spans four decades, Matushak played amateur hockey under the fledgling SAHA and went on to become the co-captain at the former Superior Central High School.

After military service which included the award of the Purple Heart during service in Vietnam, Matushak returned to Superior and began a coaching career which spanned all levels, including a trip to the Bantam National Championship in Rhode Island in 1975.

Matushak served on the SAHA board of directors several times and was the President of SAHA from 1988-1990. It was largely through his efforts and persistence that the Superior Ice Arena, Wisconsin's first olympic-sized ice sheet, was built in 1989.

Currently, Matushak continues his efforts on behalf of amateur hockey as a Director for Wisconsin Selects AAA Hockey. The Selects organization is headquartered in Superior with its mission to promote the development of the best youth hockey players in the State of Wisconsin.

Matushak and his wife Cathy have two sons, Jay, a junior at the University of Notre Dame, and Chad, who will be a senior at Superior Senior High School. Matushak is the co-owner of Holden Insurance Agency, and his wife Cathy is a guidance counselor at Northwestern High School of Maple.

Matushak's other credentials include former membership in the Superior Jaycees, and the presidency of that organization from 1979-1980. He is also a member of the Superior Chapter of Rotary International and the Superior Elks Club.