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.

  • Kurt Steiner - 2010

Kurt Steiner was born in Chicago, Illinois, and spent his adult life raising his family in the Green Bay area.  Steiner was instrumental in the establishment of Allouez Youth Hockey and as an instructor in the Allouez Youth Hockey Learn to Skate Program.  He was a member of both the Allouez and De Pere Youth Hockey Boards, and coached Squirt level hockey at both Allouez and De Pere, winning “A” level State Championships for both clubs.  Steiner also served as Commissioner of Coaches and Treasurer for De Pere Youth Hockey.  From local associations, Steiner moved on to become a member of the Brown County Hockey Board, while working as a fund raiser for youth hockey programs in the Brown County Area.  He developed and was the Administrator of the Joe Decker Hockey Youth Man of the Year Trust Fund. Steiner became a member of the WAHA Board of Directors, a post that he held as a Regional Director from Region 3 for 12 years.  Among the tasks that Steiner handled for WAHA was serving as the Editor of the WAHA Guidebook for many years.

Steiner’s non-hockey activities included fund raising for various charities and Little League.  He was also very active in his church as both a Board Member and Treasurer.  Steiner also coached baseball for Ashwaubenon and Lutheran High School, and started the De Pere soccer and girls softball programs.

Steiner is retired from J.J. Security where he served as Executive Vice President and Controller.  He and his wife Judy have two children David and Becky (deceased).