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.

  • 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.