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.
  • Don Wahlin - 2007

Wahlin was born in Waupaca and raised in Madison where he played youth hockey with various groups. He went on to play high school hockey for Madison Central. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and left after two years to become a pilot in the United States Air Force. Returning from active duty, Wahlin went on to complete his mechanical engineering degree in Madison. He bought the bankrupt firm for which he worked and turned it into Stoughton Trailers, a company that has grown into a leader in the mass production of trailers.

Wahlin’s growing family and continuing interest in ice hockey led to his co-founding of the Stoughton Youth Hockey Association in 1970. Wahlin’s generosity was not limited to Stoughton, but also included other associations. He donated money and equipment to other associations like Sun Prairie. As his children grew and continued playing hockey, his interest grew, and as his children began coaching and grandchildren got into the sport, his generosity continued. During the winter, Wahlin would set up hockey boards in the pond in his backyard which was used by youth players and high school players from Edgewood. In 1991, Wahlin committed $100,000 for the construction of the Mandt Community Center in Stoughton. Several years later, he co-signed a bank note that would lead to completion of the facility. Construction of this arena ultimately helped a “C” level program grow from 40 skaters in 1989 to an “A” level club of more than 200 skaters, less than 10 years later. Subsequent to the construction of the facility, his further monetary, equipment and in-kind donations led to enhancement of the building and its continued successful operation.

Wahlin’s business grew and prospered over four decades and became the economic force in Stoughton, employing over 1,700 people in three communities. In 1994, Wahlin was named Stoughton Citizen of the Year along with his wife Carol, and in 2000, he was inducted into the Stoughton Hall of Fame. Wahlin’s service in the Air Force and Air National Guard continued as his company grew, and he saw stand-by service during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Wahlin and his wife Carol have eight children: Bill, Ken, Dan, Kate, Mike, Margaret, Betsy and Bob.