Al Deming

2019 Inductee
Al Deming was born and raised in Guilford, New York.  After graduation from Cornell University in 1972, he moved to Wisconsin.  In 1978, a job change resulted in Deming’s move to Waupun,

Brianna Decker

2019 Inductee
Brianna Decker was born and raised in Dousman.  She played youth hockey for the Waukesha Youth Hockey Association, before moving on to play with the Madison Capitols Girls team from 1999-2005.

Bob Normand

2019 Inductee
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.

Terry Klay

2019 Inductee
Terry Klay was born and raised in one of the legendary homes of Minnesota Hockey, International Falls, and played youth hockey in that community.  After graduating from high school, Klay served four years in the United States Navy.  Following his military service, Klay played one year of college hockey at UW-River Falls.
  • Dan Schachte - 2018
Dan Schachte was born in Madison and played his youth hockey with the Monona Hockey Association.  He began his officiating career at the age of 13 with the Dane County Hockey Officials Association.  Schachte played high school hockey at Monona Grove High, and after graduation, went to the University of Wisconsin where he was a varsity reserve player from 1976 – 1979.  He continued his officiating career as a high school official at the age of 18, and worked the AHAUS National Bantam Tournament that same year.  Expanding his officiating career, Schachte began working the Wisconsin State League and USHL in 1979, and moved on to the college ranks, working the WCHA beginning in 1980.

Schachte broke into the National Hockey League in June 1982, when he was hired as a linesman.  Before he retired in 1982, Schachte spent those 30 years compiling an impressive resume, not only as an NHL official, but also as an American-born official.  Over the length of his service in the NHL officiating ranks, Schachte worked 2008 regular season games, the fifth all-time among all officials, and the most by an American.
 
Schachte worked a total of 221 playoff games, eighth among all officials and second most by an American.  In the course of those playoffs, he worked 22 seventh place games and five Stanley Cup finals, including Game 7 of the Finals.  He also worked the 1991 Canada Cup and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.  His officiating resume also includes the 1991 NHL All-Star Game in Chicago and the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Schachte is the Co-founder of the WAHA Cup and the WEHL, and is an instructor in the USA Hockey Officiating Program.  He is currently the Coordinator of Officials for Hockey East.  To quote one of his colleagues who recommended Schachte for induction to the Hall of Fame:  “…he was a man you wanted with you in any game as he was not only committed and accountable to himself at the highest level, but he also was the same as a teammate, always there to make sure the integrity of the game was kept in place.”  Another supporter cited the fact that “what separated Dan from his peers and made him so successful on the ice was his dedication, professionalism and leadership he brought to the rink each and every night.  He was a true professional and a credit to the vocation of officiating.”