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, ...

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....
  • Mark Johnson - 2001

Son of Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Famer, the legendary “Badger Bob” Johnson, Mark Johnson has carried on the hockey tradition in his family since his earliest playing days. After a youth career as a Madison Flyer, Johnson went on to Madison Memorial High School where he helped make the Spartans a high school championship team. From there, Johnson took the short journey down the road to the University of Wisconsin where he helped the Badgers to the national championship in the 1976-77 season, and went on to become a two-time first team All American in 1978 and 1979. He became the school’s second all-time leading scorer in three seasons, and still holds the Wisconsin records for most goals in a career and in a season.

Johnson fittingly finished his amateur career with the 1980 United States “Miracle on Ice” Olympic Team, where he was the leading scorer in Lake Placid as the United States took home gold in the Winter Olympics.

Following his Olympic days, Johnson went on to an 11-year career in the NHL, playing with Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Hartford, St. Louis and New Jersey. Johnson was named an NHL All-Star in 1984, and played in 37 NHL playoff games in his career. After two years playing elite division hockey in Italy and Austria, Johnson retired in 1992.

Johnson began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Madison Memorial High School, and went on to be head coach at Verona High School. From there, Johnson became the head coach and general manager of the Madison Monsters in the Colonial League. In the Monster’s first season, he guided the team to a playoff berth, and the best record ever achieved by an expansion team. He was named coach of the year in 1995-96. In 1996, Johnson returned to the University of Wisconsin Badgers, where he continues to contribute to his sport as an assistant coach to Jeff Sauer.

Mark Johnson serves his community as well as his sport by working with the Special Olympics, the United Way and Boy Scouts. Mark and his wife Leslie are the parents of Douglas, Christopher, Patrick, Mikayla and Megan.