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.
  • Al Welling - 2007

Welling was born in Madison and passed away January 22, 2004. He played his youth hockey in Madison, and than as a prep player for Madison East. Following high school, he began an officiating career that would last more than 30 years. He began officiating both youth and high school hockey in 1970, and helped to found the Dane County Hockey Officials Association. Welling advanced quickly and was soon working the WIAA High School Tournament. He officiated the WIAA State Finals in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982 and 1983.

In the late 70’s, Welling began officiating in the WCHA and continued in the league for the next 16 years. While officiating in the WCHA,  received an Appreciation Award and an Outstanding Assistance Award. Welling hung up his skates after 30 years, but continued to stay involved and to help younger referees. He actually came out of retirement to officiate the Monday night adult games at Hartmeyer Arena.

In December 2003, Welling was given the Madison Area High School Coaches Award, and the Dane County Hockey Officials Association Dedicated Service Award. Welling was noted for his tremendous work ethic, and for putting the same amount of effort into the game, whether it was a high school junior varsity game, or a college championship. He evidenced a passion, an understanding and a feeling for the game that comes from more than just reading a rule book.

Welling has three children, Michael, Patricia and Richard.