Tom Kuklinski

2014 Inductee
Tom Kuklinski, now of Hayward, grew up playing youth hockey in Mosinee, but, unlike them, Tom pursued hockey as a way of  life, in the form of coaching.  He played on nine State Championship youth teams, and participated in the 1965 National Bantam Tournament in Detroit.....

Jeff Kuklinski

2014 Inductee
Jeff Kuklinski, the youngest of the brothers carried on the family tradition of hockey including a number of State Championships at the youth level.  He was a member of the first varsity high school team in Mosinee and led the Indians twice to the WIAA State Tournament.....

Gary Kuklinski

2014 Inductee
Gary Kuklinski, along with his brothers, was raised in Mosinee where he played his youth hockey, contributing to State Championships at the Peewee and Bantam levels.  He went on to play for the Wisconsin Badgers under “Badger” Bob Johnson, winning a full scholarship after making the varsity lineup.

John Hack

2015 Inductee
John Hack was born, raised and spent his entire working life in Superior, and, by his own admission, came late to the party of ice hockey.  Though he comes from a basketball family, he was influenced into the Hockey Family by his brother, whose own son played amateur hockey in Spokane, Washington, and by friends in Superior, whose own children grew up in the Superior hockey tradition.

Joe Baldarotta

2015 Inductee
Joe Baldarotta is originally from Madison, and played youth hockey for the Westmoreland Hockey Club.  He played high school hockey at Madison West High School, from where he graduated in 1974.  Following college, Baldarotta returned to Madison West as an assistant coach.  He went on to be the head coach for four seasons, compiling a record of 59-25-2.

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, ...
  • Skip Semandel - 2010

Semandel is a native of Stratford, Wis. and has spent his adult life in the Milwaukee area. He became involved with ice hockey when his sons began public skating at the State Fair Park Ice Rink. In 1971, after registering his boys with Milwaukee SHAW, Semandel became very involved with the SHAW organization during its formative years. Over the next few years he served his association as a coach, manager, travel team director, referee, director of coaches and two years as president of the association. As a youth coach, Semandel won three WAHA State Championships. As his children grew up, Semandel went on to become one of the best referees in the Milwaukee area. In 1990, he became the coach of the Milwaukee Flyers in the Badger State League, where his team won three league championships in ten years. He served as coach and manager of the team until 2005. Semandel continues to serve SHAW as the Alumni Director and a member of the development program.

As a parent, coach, association officer and referee, Semandel has contributed to all aspects of the growth of hockey in the Milwaukee area. Semandel is retired from A.O. Smith, where he was the Motor Fleet Manager. He and his wife Bonnie Joy live in West Allis and have two sons, Kurt and Troy.

Selected for induction with Semandel are Kurt Steiner of Green Bay, and John Galloway of Neenah. The Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1975 and is housed in the Eagle River Sports Arena. The hall was established to honor outstanding individuals responsible for the development, growth and success of amateur ice hockey in the State of Wisconsin.