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....
John Riley graduated from Madison West high school in 1936. He enrolled in the University of Wisconsin just after his favorite sport hockey, had been dropped by the University.  So he proceeded to letter in tennis.
He continued to play hockey for the Madison Cardinals, a men’s team comprised mainly of university students. Before and after World War II, Riley starred for this team.
By the late 1940s and early 1950s, Riley became involved with developing another generation of Madison hockey players. He instructed and coached numerous youth teams and in 1962, his Madison Hawks won the national juvenile title.
In 1963, he was hired part time by the University of Wisconsin to coach the revived University of Wisconsin hockey team. In three years, the team compiled a 34-23-3 record. The stage was set for the University to hire a full time hockey coach.
On February 22, 1966, the University of Wisconsin defeated the University of Minnesota 5-4 in overtime. It was Riley’s most significant win. The story that is remembered has Riley predicting a Wisconsin victory that afternoon at the Blue Line Club luncheon.