Karyn Bye

2023 Inductee
Karyn Bye was born and raised in River Falls where she played youth hockey in a generation where she needed to hide her gender to play, and, in fact, used her initials K.L. Bye as an identity, rather then her first name.

Sis Paulsen

2023 Inductee
Sis Paulsen was born and raised in Eau Claire. She played youth hockey for the Eau Claire Youth Hockey Association, and high school hockey for Eau Claire North High School.

Terry Watkins

2023 Inductee
Terry Watkins was born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., where he played youth hockey followed by high school hockey at Cretin High School.

  • 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.