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.
  • Tom Kuklinski - 2014

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.  With no high school team to play on, Tom played with the Mosinee Papermakers until walking on with Badgers, eventually earning a spot with Badger Bob’s team, and playing on the first National Championship Badger team in 1973.  After college, he began his high school coaching career at Stevens Point, and then returned to Mosinee where he served three years as the high school

 
head coach.  He then began a 20-year career as the head coach at Eau Claire North, where he won two conference championships, as well as WIAA Sectional Championships in 1991, 1993 and 1995.  He was three times named Coach of the Year by the Northwest Conference, and again by the Big Rivers Conference.  He received the Eau Claire Youth Hockey Richard G. O’Brien Distinguised Service Award in 2000, and was inducted into the Eau Claire Center Ice Club Hall of Fame in 2007.  Over all of these years, he also played for the Papermakers for almost 20 years, the semi-pro Central Wisconsin Flyers and Chippewa Falls Blades, as well as numerous Badger State Winter Games teams, winning five gold medals, and continues to play no-check hockey to this day.
 
            Tom Kuklinski’s hockey journey would then take him north to Hayward, where he would become the principal at Hayward High School, and would immerse himself once again in this hockey community.  Whether it was coaching Mites or Bantams, or acting as Steve Kirley’s assistant for the boys varsity pr Steve Billings girls varsity goalie coach, he continued his pursuit of excellence in the the game and became even more involved in the sport.  He is also a charter member of the the Wisconsin High School Hockey Coaches Association.  He has served both USA Hockey and WAHA, working coaching clinics and select camps throughout his career.  He has worked camps and clinics for almost four decades, and is one of those hockey guys who can’t seem to say No when asked to fill in or contribute, even at the last minute.

            Tom holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration and is retired from the Hayward School system.  Tom has two children, Eric and Julie.  He and his wife Gail
reside in Hayward.