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....
  • James 'Jimmy' Paull - 2003

James “Jimmy” Paull was born in Calumet, Mich., and moved to Milwaukee, where he became one of the original members of the Milwaukee Admirals. While still with the Admirals, Paull became one of the founding fathers of the Southeastern Hockey Association of Wisconsin (SHAW). In the 20 years that followed, Paull served in many capacities with SHAW, including the position of the association’s first Director of Coaching. When called upon, Paull proved to be an invaluable resource to a growing organization, and was always willing to help, no matter what the request.

As a coach, he led four SHAW teams to WAHA State Championships, and had a profound influence on many youth players from Mites to High School, on both house and travel teams. Paull also coached the Milwaukee Oaks, and the Milwaukee Wings of the Badger State League for two years,

In addition to coaching at the youth level, Paull served the sport of ice hockey as a referee for 17 years, working levels from peewee up to Marquette College. Paull went on to become the first coach of Pius XI High School, a position in which he is still involved. As a high school coach, Paull has had the opportunity to coach his team across the State of Wisconsin, and has become even better known in hockey circles because of that.

Paull’s greatest contribution to the sport of ice hockey has been his devotion to youth, even though he did not have any children of his own. He touched countless lives with his hockey knowledge, instruction and coaching, and has had a lasting, positive effect on all those associated with him. Jimmy Paull’s dedication to hockey and to “his kids” has helped many go on to successful careers, both in and out of hockey.

Paull and his wife Karen live in Milwaukee, where he is retired from the Allen Bradley Corp.