Tom Kuklinski

2014 Inductee
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.....

Jeff Kuklinski

2014 Inductee
Jeff Kuklinski, the youngest of the brothers carried on the family tradition of hockey including a number of State Championships at the youth level.  He was a member of the first varsity high school team in Mosinee and led the Indians twice to the WIAA State Tournament.....

Gary Kuklinski

2014 Inductee
Gary Kuklinski, along with his brothers, was raised in Mosinee where he played his youth hockey, contributing to State Championships at the Peewee and Bantam levels.  He went on to play for the Wisconsin Badgers under “Badger” Bob Johnson, winning a full scholarship after making the varsity lineup.

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....
  • Phil Tulley - 2006

Phil Tulley was born and raised in Waterville, Maine, where he played his youth and high school hockey as a goaltender. After service in the United States Marine Corps, Tulley moved to Milwaukee in 1970, and began a coaching career that spanned 35 years, and lasted, literally, until the day he passed away.

Though Tulley had no children of his own who played hockey, he coached at five different clubs in the Milwaukee area (Milwaukee Winter Club, S.H.A.W., Waukesha, Ozaukee and Wisconsin AAA) and at four different levels (Mites-5 years; Squirts-3 years; Peewees-21 years; and Bantams-6 years). During that time, his teams participated in 12 WAHA State Tournaments, winning the Peewee 2A State Championship in 2003, and the Bantam 2A State Championship in 2004. Tulley served USA Hockey and the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association as a lecturer on goaltending at various USA Hockey/WAHA Coaching Education Program Clinics across the State of Wisconsin. He also served as a goaltending evaluator for Wisconsin State teams, and as the goalie coach for the Pettitt AAA Program. Tulley spent much of the off-season studying the game of ice hockey, and talking to those people involved in the sport in order to better himself as a coach.

In 35 years of coaching, Tulley took a very direct and long-lasting interest in the players he coached. This interest reached to these players’ personal lives and pursuits, and their success with their education and careers. He would often be seen at Little League baseball games, soccer and football games watching his hockey players perform, and attended more than a few high school graduations and other high school events to further keep track of his players. At a number of high school games, it would turn out that he had coached the majority of players on both teams.

Tulley served in the United States Marine Corps seeing action during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Dominican Republic Crisis. Following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1974, Tulley worked for the McDonald’s Corporation until 1983, and until his death, for Steren Management Franchise assisting in running numerous McDonald’s Restaurants in the Milwaukee area. He was a long-time active member of VFW Post 2895 in Cudahy, and volunteered at Milwaukee Feis, an annual Irish Dance Competition and with Milwaukee Irish Fest. He also did volunteer work at the Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Church.

Tulley and his wife Mary Jane have a daughter Sarah, because of whom Tulley spent much time working as a volunteer for Irish Dance.