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....
  • 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.