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.
  • Jerry Kennedy - 2011

Jerry Kennedy was born and raised on the east side of Madison, and like many people came to ice hockey late, since by his own admission, as a youngster he could only skate good enough to hold onto the boards.  Though he was just a fan in high school and college, he more than made up for it as an adult as he began serving the sport in numerous capacities over four decades. Kennedy coached for more than 10 years in the Southside and Eastside Youth programs and served on both local boards as well.  He served on the Dane County Youth Hockey Council (now Region 4 Youth Hockey Council) for more than 30 years, and spent two years as president.  Kennedy has served on the WAHA Board since 1988, and is Chairman of the State Tournament Committee, and the Vice President for the Bantam level.  Kennedy has also served more than two decades as an On-Ice Official and as the State Coordinator of the USA Hockey Officiating Evaluation and also as the Central District Supervisor of Officials for Wisconsin.  He has been the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program Camp Director for more than 10 years.

Kennedy is a very familiar face in the Kohl Center and has served as a WCHA Off-Ice Official in the Men's Program for almost 20 years, and in the women’s program since its inception almost a decade ago. No matter what the sport, if the team is dressed in Badger Cardinal Red, Kennedy won’t be far away from the contest. He will also be found in the old Dane County Coliseum each March serving as an Off-Ice Official for the WIAA State Hockey Tournament.

Though his duties in the sport of ice hockey are numerous, Kennedy has many other interests including golf, volleyball, softball and woodworking.  In his younger years, he was involved in building and racing cars.  Kennedy has an abiding interest in music and dancing, and is relatively famous for his version of the Electric Slide.  Kennedy is retired from AT&T where he was a Telephone Tech and Manager, and, prior to retirement, received the Volunteer of the Year Award in Madison from AT&T.  Kennedy and his wife Vikki have three boys, Matt, Jeremy and Cory, and look forward to the next generation as their grandsons begin their hockey playing careers.