Articles

This section features a variety of articles on Wisconsin hockey history. Some were written a few years ago and that is noted.
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I welcome additional articles. Please contact me if you have an article to add to this section.

The History of Wisconsin Hockey

Written by Don Clark of Cumberland, this article which was in the December 1982 issue of Wisconsin’s Hockey Exchange, does a great job tracing all aspects of hockey development in the state.
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Hockey Greats

Bob Rompre of Beaver Dam and Pinney Dittman of Watertown were two of the premier hockey players in the state during the 1950s and 1960s. Their paths crossed on occasion as competitors and once or twice.
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The Superior Story

The history of the Superior hockey program was written by Mike Cowan in 1980 and was later reprinted by the Superior Evening Telegram. It currently appears on the Superior Amateur Hockey Association website.
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Mosinee Hockey – A 40-Year Tradition

This article appeared in a December 1987 issue of Wisconsin’s Hockey Exchange. It discusses the beginnings of Mosinee hockey.
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Hometown Heroes

This article written by Randy Zarnke appeared in the The Wausau Vets and the Early Day of Wausau Hockey that was published in 2015.
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A Game Lost in Memories

This short story written by Bruce Brennan recalls a senior men’s hockey game between Wausau and Green Bay in the early 1960s. The facts may not follow the actual
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The History of Milwaukee Hockey

This article was written in by Frank Mazzocco in 1980 after ten years of the Milwaukee Admirals program. It traces the Milwaukee senior amateur/semi-pro hockey
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Baldwin-Woodville High School Hockey

With two high school programs on the opposite ends of a hockey organizations life cycle, the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks program did not exist, as it was not
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University School of Milwaukee

This article written by Mary B. Read begins with Milwaukee Country Day School (one of three forerunners to the University School of Milwaukee
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The First World Wars

The first World Junior Championship was held in the Soviet Union in 1974. Team USA endured almost every hardship imaginable – and that was just on the trip there.
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Eagle River – State Hockey Capital

This article originally appeared in the November 1980 issue of Wisconsin’s Hockey Exchange. It discusses the beginnings of Eagle River hockey.
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Fond du Lac Bears & Blue Line

Hockey in Fond du Lac as an organized sport had its beginnings in the late 1920s. By 1934, Obie Hoffman began the Bears senior men’s team.
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Tochterman Boys Unique in U.S. Hockey

This article was written by Lee Remmel in 1957 and is courtesy of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. When his two oldest sons were five or six years
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History of Green Bay Hockey

Green Bay has had a long tradition of amateur hockey starting with the Green Bay Hornets, a senior men’s team that was formed in the
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Mosinee – A Family Tradition

Mosinee, the home of the Papermakers, has a long and rich history that rivals most towns in the Midwest. Hockey in Mosinee dates back to the 1930s
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Hockey Talk with Bob Tochterman

Bob grew up in Green Bay during the 1930s and 40s. At age 6 or 7, his father took him to his first hockey game.
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Remembering Rob Nicholson

The Big Guy led a Big Life. What Robby did for hockey in Wisconsin survives him. Read this tribute written by Roger Dier on his
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Remembering Dick Dougherty

Besides being a fluid and strong skater, Dougherty knew where the net was. When the Bobcats folded on May 16, 1981 after 23 years of
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