MHRA has an annual award in honour of former goal tender Bobi Buchholz. Here is some information about Bobi's Ringette career with MHRA
2004-2005 and 2005-2006 Bunny (U9)
2006-2007 and 2007-2008 Novice (U10)
2008-2009 and 2009-2010 Petite B (U12) both seasons (started playing goal 2008 season)
2010-2011 and 20011-2012 U14B
Bobi Started playing ringette at the age 6. She spent the first 4 years as a player and moved to goalie the beginning of her 5th season.
During her time as player Bobi always wore her favourite number 3, and was completely crushed when she became a goalie and the number wasn’t available in a big enough jersey for a goalie to wear. She then had no choice but to start sporting the number 33.
It was during her second season as a goalie that Bobi showed up to practice wearing the only set of PINK goalie pads anyone had ever seen, as well as a Pink blocker. It was from then on that it didn’t matter what it was but Bobi always had to play with something pink on. Even after growing out of her pink pads it could have been tape, skate laces, headband, it didn’t matter but she was always wearing something pink.
Bobi’s love for the game, and even more so her passion for the position was so much bigger than her tiny little frame. Bobi spent countless hours in the yard with her dad having him take shots on her. Even her older sister got in on that action. She would spend hours stretching her tiny little legs, just trying to get better at the darn “butterfly”.
Accomplishments that stand out: as a U16B goalie she was invited to be the back up goalie for the U16A team as they attended Western Canadian Ringette Championships. Bobi was able to compete in the Goalie Skills competition and she won. (The team went on to win westerns that year).
The following season as one of the goalies for the U16A team she helped her team to win provincials that year sending them to Western Canadian Ringette Championships. Her team would finish 4th that year.
2018 - Rheagyn Heinrichs (U14B Rogue)
2019- Sydney Carlson (U16A Mud Hens)
2020- Jena Harty (U16A Riptide)