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.

  • 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.