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.

  • Gib Sanborn - 1975
Sanborn was involved in the sport of hockey for 53 years as a player, referee, team manager, secretary and state association officer.  A resident of Eagle River, Sanborn formed a team called the Iceland Wasps in 1926. That team became the Eagle River Falcons in 1932. Sanborn mostly played defense but after sustaining an injury, managed Eagle River teams that won many state titles.  He officiated for 30 years.  He was not only a pioneer in the game of hockey, but along with Chuck Taylor who owned the Jack O’Lantern property, was cosponsor of the construction of the Eagle River Sports Arena. He helped found the Eagle River Recreation Association in 1950 and served as its secretary for many years.  He was one of ten original charter members inducted into the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975