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.
  • Mike Bradford - 1996
Mike Bradford is a native of Eagle River who played for the Eagle River Northernaires from 1952 through 1967. While still playing, Bradford became active in the youth hockey program, coaching from 1962 through 1986. Relocating to Rhinelander from 1968 to 1970, Bradford founded the Rhinelander Ice Association. During the same period, he served as a member of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association.

Following his return to Eagle River, Bradford brought home State Championships to the Eagle River Recreation Association-for the squirt level in 1982, and the peewee level in 1983 and 1984.

As a member of the board of the ERRA for 13 years, and with his knowledge of refrigeration equipment, Bradford was the leading force in the installation of two artificial ice systems in the Eagle River Sports Arena.

Beginning in 1971, Bradford worked on and chaired the annual Youth Days Auction for 24 years. He was also instrumental in the founding of the Eagle River Summer Hockey School and served on the board of directors for the first 16 years.