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.

  • Bob Normand - 2019
Bob Normand was born, raised and spent his entire life and career in Chippewa Falls. Though hockey was not played as an organized sport in Chippewa Falls until he graduated from high school, he became involved with the youth hockey program as soon as his children began to play for the youth association. Since 1989, Normand has literally become the face of the Chippewa Falls Youth Hockey Association, and has used his skills to expand and improve both the association and its facilities.

It would be understatement to say that Normand has done everything needed to run a youth hockey program and facilitate its expansion and quality of play. He has served as President since 2003, and has coached at every level for both boys and girls. As a coach, he was one of the first in Chippewa to attain Level 4 in the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program. Prior to WIAA status, Normand coached the Girls 19U program and has been a coach or assistant coach for several teams that have captured WAHA State Tournament Championships.

Normand became actively involved with Chippewa Falls in 1989 and besides his many years as President, he has served as the Ice Scheduler, Equipment Manager, Registrar, and Concession Manager and has had a major role as Capital Fund Raiser. A hands-on person, Normand operates and trains new drivers on the Zamboni, and is an ice-maker at the beginning of the season. He directed the expansion of a second enclosed sheet of ice, and supervised the completion of a $1.2 million dollar expansion to the outdoor rink and high school locker room project. Normand was also the scheduler for the NorWis and West Wisconsin Hockey Leagues.

In 1993, Normand was elected to the WAHA Board of Directors and has served continuously in that position until present. He is a USA Hockey Associate Registrar for WAHA Region 1. During his tenure on the WAHA Board, he has served and chaired the Classification Committee, and has served as the Section Director for Squirts and for Girls. Normand has also been a member of the Grass Roots Committee and State Tournament Committee, and is the editor of the State Tournament Handbook. He has also been on the committee responsible for the setup and operation of the 12U Girls Kohlman Cup, and the Junior/Senior Girls Festival.

Normand is a long-time member of his Church Council, its Chairman for six years. He has been the President of the Hallie Girls Softball Program for more than 15 years. In the Spring of 2019, Normand was awarded a Jefferson Foundation Award for volunteer service with the softball program. Normand served in the Wisconsin National Guard and Army Reserve from 1974-1987. He is a graduate of Chippewa Valley Technical College and is an Electrical Computer Design Engineer for Hewlett-Packard. Bob and his wife Bev have four children Michelle, Kevin, Sara and Brittany, eight grandchildren and God-daughter McKaylen.