Al Deming

2019 Inductee
Al Deming was born and raised in Guilford, New York.  After graduation from Cornell University in 1972, he moved to Wisconsin.  In 1978, a job change resulted in Deming’s move to Waupun,

Brianna Decker

2019 Inductee
Brianna Decker was born and raised in Dousman.  She played youth hockey for the Waukesha Youth Hockey Association, before moving on to play with the Madison Capitols Girls team from 1999-2005.

Bob Normand

2019 Inductee
Bob Normand was born, raised and spent his entire life and career in Chippewa Falls.  Though hockey was not played as an organized sport in Chippewa Falls until he graduated from high school, he became involved with the youth hockey program as soon as his children began to play for the youth association.

Terry Klay

2019 Inductee
Terry Klay was born and raised in one of the legendary homes of Minnesota Hockey, International Falls, and played youth hockey in that community.  After graduating from high school, Klay served four years in the United States Navy.  Following his military service, Klay played one year of college hockey at UW-River Falls.
Jerry Swenson moved to Madison and played pond hockey in his youth.  A veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserve, Swenson got involved with McFarland Youth Hockey when it was a very small organization.  He became dedicated to growing a small association into a much larger one.  Along the way, Swenson served on McFarland’s first Board of Directors, chaired its first fundraiser and coached its first Mite team.  He served as an officer as president, vice-president and on the Board of Directors for 21 seasons.

His time at McFarland wasn’t just spent in meeting rooms.  He coached Squirts and Bantams and twice finished second in the WAHA Bantam State Tournament.  However, Swenson might best be known to McFarland veterans for coaching the Ice Mites Learn to Skate Program for 22 seasons.

Swenson went on to become involved also with the Dane County Youth Hockey Council, serving as a Director and Age Level Director at the Peewee, Bantam and Midget levels.  Swenson was also instrumental as a builder of the Club High School hockey program, helping to run this program when there was no High School hockey in the smaller communities.  Swenson also served as the Ice Scheduler for Region 4 for four seasons.

Not content to serve just as a coach or organizer, Swenson became a registered official for more than 15 seasons.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Dane County Hockey Officials Association for six seasons.