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....
  • Orvin Walsvik - 1984
Orvin Walsvik began as a champion speed skater turned hockey player, outstanding at all levels of competition as a player and later as a successful coach. Born in DeForest, WI. Walsvik graduated from Madison East High School in 1941, and enlisted in the U.S. Naval Air Corps being honorably discharged in 1945.

He re-joined the Madison Cardinals, having played for them prior to his service in World War II. Played several years with Hall of Famers "Jingles" O'Brien, John Riley and Robert Rompre. A member of three state cham­pionship teams, high scorer for six years, and All-Tournament selection six times, Walsvik was also voted MVP in the 1962 state tourna­ment.

Walsvik helped organize a state-wide hockey officials association, serving as president, and Referee-in-Chief for several years. Was one of a group that was active in getting the Univer­sity of Wisconsin to re-establish ice hockey as a major varsity sport. Helped organize the Blue line Club and is a past-president of the club which promotes the Badger hockey games in Madison.

Walsvik officiated high school hockey in Madison and was the first high school coach at Monona Grove High School.