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.
  • 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.