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.
John Riley graduated from Madison West high school in 1936. He enrolled in the University of Wisconsin just after his favorite sport hockey, had been dropped by the University.  So he proceeded to letter in tennis.
 
He continued to play hockey for the Madison Cardinals, a men’s team comprised mainly of university students. Before and after World War II, Riley starred for this team.
 
By the late 1940s and early 1950s, Riley became involved with developing another generation of Madison hockey players. He instructed and coached numerous youth teams and in 1962, his Madison Hawks won the national juvenile title.
 
In 1963, he was hired part time by the University of Wisconsin to coach the revived University of Wisconsin hockey team. In three years, the team compiled a 34-23-3 record. The stage was set for the University to hire a full time hockey coach.
 
On February 22, 1966, the University of Wisconsin defeated the University of Minnesota 5-4 in overtime. It was Riley’s most significant win. The story that is remembered has Riley predicting a Wisconsin victory that afternoon at the Blue Line Club luncheon.