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.
  • LeRoy Lee - 1998
LeRoy Lee was born in Erskine, Minn. and played high school hockey at Edina High School and college hockey at Augsburg College in the Twin Cities.  A defenseman throughout his high school and college career, Lee served as the captain for the Auggie hockey team in his junior and senior years.

As a builder of Wisconsin Hockey, Lee was a co-founder of the Ashland Youth Hockey Association.  He served as the group’s first president from 1969-1972, and is commonly referred to as the “godfather” of hockey in Ashland.  He formed the first city team, the Ashland Blades, which traveled throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota competing against other teams.

Lee has coached at all levels during his career, from mini-mites to high school, and many of his teams have reached the state tournament.  Lee has also served as a referee at all levels since 1969.  Lee helped found the Bay Area Youth Hockey Association in 1983 and was instrumental in raising a half-million dollars toward construction of Ashland’s first indoor ice arena, the Bay Area Civic Center, which opened in 1986.
Lee served on active duty in the United States Coast Guard and in the USCG Active Reserve.  Moving to Ashland in 1967, Lee began work for the North Wisconsin Abstract Company, which he later purchased and continues to operate.  He is an active member of the Chequamegon Board of Realtors.  Over the course of his residence in Ashland, Lee coached and was president of the Ashland Little League Baseball Association, was president of the Ashland Rotary Club, a member  of the City of Ashland Park Board and served on the Boards of Directors of  Northland Bank, the City of Ashland Water Utility Commission and the Bay Area Civic Center.  He was selected Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year and VFW Person of the Year.