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.
  • Gene Richter - 1982
Gene Richter, a native of Eagle River, did it all. He served as janitor, ice maker, bus driver, player, coach and organizer at all levels of hockey. Local people claim were it not for Richter hockey may have never advanced and prospered as it has. He was an outstanding defenseman with the Eagle River Northernaires senior team starting in 1947 and continuing for 12 years.

During this time he also coached youth teams and often more than one per year. His 1962 Pee Wee team and his 1963 Juvenile team won state titles. Richter coached several players who later played college hockey including Jim Petruzates, Tom Obrodovich, Chuck Alward and Tom Chuckel at the University of Wisconsin; Craig Ludwig at North Dakota and Joe Sparks at Michigan Tech.

From 1947 until he retired from hockey in 1973, Richter left a legacy that will long remembered in Eagle River.