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....
  • 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.