Wally Akervik

2022 Inductee
Wally Akervik was born in Duluth, Minn., and was a four-sport athlete at Duluth Central High School, helping his Trojan team reach the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament.

Ann Ninnemann

2022 Inductee
Ann Ninnemann was born in St. Paul, Minn., and began playing ringette at the age of four.  By her own admission, she played ringette through the sixth game and then hesitantly transitioned to ice hockey in the seventh grade.

Pat "Duffy" Dyer

2022 Inductee
Pat “Duffy” Dyer was born in Virginia, Minn., and played youth hockey in that Iron Range community.  After high school, he graduated from UW-Superior with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and would go on to a long career at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.

Rebecca Hamilton-Hildebrandt

2022 Inductee
Rebecca Hamilton-Hildebrandt (or “Coach Becky” as she is better known locally) was born and raised in Sauk Prairie and began playing hockey in 1982, the first year that Sauk Prairie had a hockey association.
  • William Sparks - 1988
Sparks was a youth hockey coach from 1959-1973 and signed the note to purchase the Eagle River Sports Arena in 1964. He was a board member of the Eagle River Recreation Association from 1964 to 1976, being president in 1973- 1974 and was a Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association board member from 1968 to present, being president from . 1980 to present.

Sparks, president of Head Waters Little League from 1969 to 1987, has been director of numerous youth hockey tournaments. He has also worked on both remodeling and installation of the artificial Ice plant at the Eagle River Sports Arena.

Sparks is a builder of hockey in the state of Wisconsin in every phase of the game. His long tenure as president of WAHA has produced large Increases in team registrations, referee's clinics, tournaments and general organization. His entire career in hockey has been to build from the bottom with a strong youth hockey base and everything else will fall into place