Mike Dibble

Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame

Mike Dibble


Dibble is a native of Minneapolis where he played goal for the legendary Dave Peterson at Southwest High School. After a season with the St. Paul Vulcans junior team, Dibble joined the University of Wisconsin at mid-semester in 1974. In five seasons at Wisconsin, Dibble is the only player to earn five letters. He won 50 games in his career and helped backstop the team to their 1977 national championship.

Dibble was a member of the first USA Hockey junior team that competed in the first junior World Cup in Russia in 1974. He was in net when the USA won their only contest – a 3-2 win over Czechoslovakia.

Following a brief minor pro hockey career, Dibble became a paramedic/firefighter and recently retired as a fire chief with the Madison Fire Department. He continues to play the game with the Madison Firefighters team as a defenseman.

In addition to his full time job, Dibble became involved in coaching hockey as the head high school coach at Sun Prairie. He was also the WAHA coaching director for a number of years.