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.

  • 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