Wally Akervik

2022 Inductee
Wally Akervik was born in Duluth, Minn., and was a four-sport athlete at Duluth Central High School, helping his Trojan team reach the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament.

Ann Ninnemann

2022 Inductee
Ann Ninnemann was born in St. Paul, Minn., and began playing ringette at the age of four.  By her own admission, she played ringette through the sixth game and then hesitantly transitioned to ice hockey in the seventh grade.

Pat "Duffy" Dyer

2022 Inductee
Pat “Duffy” Dyer was born in Virginia, Minn., and played youth hockey in that Iron Range community.  After high school, he graduated from UW-Superior with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and would go on to a long career at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.

Rebecca Hamilton-Hildebrandt

2022 Inductee
Rebecca Hamilton-Hildebrandt (or “Coach Becky” as she is better known locally) was born and raised in Sauk Prairie and began playing hockey in 1982, the first year that Sauk Prairie had a hockey association.
  • 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.