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.

Stebbeds was born in Clearwater Lake, Wis., and developed his love for the game of hockey in Eagle River. Stebbeds became involved with ice hockey with the development of the Wisconsin River Cup Series between the Eagle River Falcons and the Mosinee Papermakers. He helped establish the Falcon Booster Club to raise money to support the Eagle River team. His devotion to Adult hockey continues as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Great Lakes Hockey League, one of the most successful Adult checking leagues in the United States.

Stebbeds went on to become the president of the Booster Club and held that position for several years. He became very involved in arena activities and was elected to the Board of Directors of the Eagle River Recreation Association. Of the 13 years he served on the ERRA Board, Stebbeds served as president for 11 of them. During his time on the ERRA Board, Stebbeds was instrumental in many changes, the most important of which was the addition of a second indoor sheet of ice.

Stebbeds served several terms as a Regional Representative for the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association Board of Directors, and was the Second Vice President in charge of the Peewee level for WAHA. Stebbeds served many years as a referee at both the youth and WIAA level, and continues today despite injuries and some serious health issues. Stebbeds passed this heritage on to his three sons, and all followed in his footsteps, officiating at both the club and high school levels.

Stebbeds served as a surgical technician for 15 years, and changed his profession at age 40 in order to become a police officer in the Town of Three Lakes. Following his retirement, Stebbeds successfully ran for the Office of Town Chairman. He was also active in his church and led the Youth Pathfinder group. His love of sports was not limited to hockey since he coached youth baseball, and also found time to establish a menís baseball team. Stebbeds is a member of the American Legion and serves in the Color Guard and also as Adjutant of the Post.

Stebbeds and his wife Jeanne have three sons: Jamie, Jason and Jeffrey.