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, ...

Tim Coghlin

2017 Inductee
Tim Coghlin is a native of Summerland, British Columbia.  Prior to coming to the United States, he played junior hockey with Penticton of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League.  ...

John Kennedy

2017 Inductee
John Kennedy was born in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, and was raised in Milwaukee, where he played his youth hockey for Milwaukee SHAW, when the SHAW program was in its early, formative years....

Bill Spohn was born and raised in Madison.  He played youth hockey for the Lakewood Lakers, the predecessor of the Madison Capitols.  Spohn began his officiating career in 1967 and has strived since that time to improve the game of hockey and the performance of on-ice and off-ice officials.

Spohn has worked as an on-ice official at all levels of amateur hockey both nationally and internationally.  He spent 15 years working as an NCAA on-ice official in the WCHA, and 31 years in the high school ranks with the WIAA.  His credentials in the development of the officiating program include serving as the USA Hockey Central District Referee-in-Chief, and the USA Hockey National Referee-in-Chief.  Spohn was elected Director Emeritus by USA Hockey in 1994.  Spohn serves as an Instructor and Supervisor of Officials for the USA Hockey Officiating Program, and is the President of the Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association (WHOA), the Database Coordinator for WHOA and is the Scheduler for the USA Hockey Junior Development Officiating Program.  Spohn is currently a member of the USA Hockey Playing Rules Committee and the USA Hockey Playing Rules Handbook Committee.

Two of Spohn’s many accomplishments were in the development of national training camps and the Playing Rules Situation Handbook.  Spohn has been at the forefront, leading the development and implementation of communication and technology to aid in the development of the officiating program.  He fostered the development of the current Level 4 officiating program, and helped develop the concept of evaluating officials to promote skill development and advancement.