Bob Peschel

2021 Inductee
Bob Peschel grew up far from the Badger State, but his love for hockey began in his native New Jersey, where he learned to play on the frozen pond, and where he learned how to become the grinder, a title that he would carry on into his future life.

Judy Ferwerda

2021 Inductee
There can be no discussion about girls hockey and the growth of girls hockey without the subject of Madison native Judy Ferwerda being brought into that discussion.

Cal Roadhouse

2021 Inductee
Cal Roadhouse was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and grew up playing hockey in Calgary.  As a player, he was a member of the Wichita Wind of the Central Hockey League, and then played in the International Hockey League for the Milwaukee Admirals.

Tom Doyle

2021 Inductee
Dr. Tom Doyle was born in Mineral Point, Wis., and raised in the throes of the Depression. Organized hockey and money to pay for it didn’t exist at that time, but Doyle learned to skate and play hockey on the Point Brewery Pond.
  • Pete Susens - 2012

Pete Susens was born in Superior where he played his youth hockey for the Superior Amateur Hockey Association (SAHA). Though he played junior varsity hockey only thru his sophomore year, the Superior coach, Tom Saterdalen, asked him to become the team manager as a junior, and this led to his interest in coaching. That interest turned to a passion that led to coaching hockey for more than 30 years. His coaching career began early as he coached youth hockey at Squirts and Peewees for SAHA while still attending the University of Wisconsin-Superior. As the assistant Peewee coach, his team won the State Tournament and participated in Nationals.

After graduating from college, Susens’ high school coaching career actually began with freshman basketball and girls softball at Wauzeka High School. In 1977, Susens moved to Wausau West High School to teach business education, and became a non-paid assistant hockey coach and the freshman baseball coach. Within a year, he assumed the head hockey coach’s position, a position he has held ever since.

As the high school coach at West, Susens has accumulated more than 500 wins, 9 conference championships, 11 State Tournament appearances, three State second place finishes and a State Championship. As a measure of accomplishment against many other great high school coaches in the State of Wisconsin, Susens’ high school teams have won more high school games than any other coach.

Outside of his high school team, Susens has spent countless hours working with hockey players as they advance through WAHA development programs. His guidance wasn’t restricted just to hockey, but to all of the other life lessons that one gets on the rink, in the locker room and in the class room. Susens has become deeply involved in his community not only as a member of the hockey family, but also as a teacher, counselor and friend.

Susens is also an avid golfer and softball player, and was part of the All Car-Green Bay team that won the 1994 fast-pitch softball world championship. He has played on many softball teams that have won State titles in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He has coached other sports at West including baseball, a sport he played from little league through college. At UW-Superior, Susens lettered in baseball all four years and was named WSUC All-conference as a senior.

Susens was recently awarded the UW-Superior Mertz Mortorelli Coaching Achievement award by the UW-Superior Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Superior Athletic and Academic Hall of Fame in the Spring of 2012.

Susens and his wife Kim have two children, Kristin and David.