The 5-Count Ringette Goalie Scholarship

The 5-Count Ringette Goalie Scholarship provides two scholarships in the amount of $250 each and are awarded annually to registered players who are actively playing as a goalkeeper and the scholarships are to be used for a unique opportunity that will benefit them as a goalie, their team, and/or ringette in general. The scholarships have been made possible through the support of Keely Brown, Heather Konkin and the program they co-own, 5-Count Ringette Goalie Instruction.

Heather and I are really excited to be offering this award specifically for ringette goalies. We have enjoyed our years of playing goal and instructing ringette goalies so much, and it is important to us (and 5-Count) to take time to give back to the ringette community that has supported both of us over the years. – Keely Brown

BIO – Keely Brown, co-owner of 5-Count

Co-owner of 5-Count Ringette Goalie Instruction, Keely is a leader in the ringette community as both a goalie and a goalie instructor. Highlights of Keely’s accomplishments include:

  • Inducted into the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame in 2014 in the athlete category
  • 22 years goalie instructing experience, 29 years playing experience
  • 12 years on the Canadian national team, ten years on the Canadian Roller Hockey Team
  • National Ringette League champion and Goalie of the Year honors, goalie for the Edmonton WAM!
  • World Ringette Championship player of the game and tournament honours
  • Author of “The Complete Guide to Ringette Goaltending” and “The Complete Guide to Ringette Goaltending’s Ringette Goalie Warm Ups, Conditioning and Off Ice Skills”
  • Goalie coach for the U19 Team Canada West team at 2012 U19 World Championships
  • Goalie coach for the 2013 senior national ringette team
  • Assistant coach for the national inline hockey team

BIO – Heather Konkin, co-owner of 5-Count


Co-owner of 5-Count Ringette Goalie Instruction, Heather recently helped the Edmonton WAM! win gold in the 2011 National Ringette League championship, and backstopped Team USA to a bronze medal at the 2010 World Ringette Championship. Highlights of Heather’s accomplishments include:

  • 15 years goalie instructing experience, 20 years playing experience
  • Goalie for Team Alberta Canada Winter Games, 2003
  • Goalie for Team USA, 2010
  • National Ringette League champion, goalie for the Edmonton WAM!
  • Assistant coach, Edmonton Elite U19AA program for six seasons, winning two bronze medals at the Canadian Ringette Championships
  • Head instructor and goalie instructor for Ft McMurray Ringette School for five summers
  • Goalie coach for the U19 Team Canada West team at 2012 U19 World Championships
  • Member of the Ringette Canada board of directors (athlete representative)
  • Assistant coach for Team Alberta at the 2015 Canada Winter Games

Application for a 5-Count Ringette Goalie Scholarship can be made by ringette goalies who have been a goalkeeper for the past three years. Ringette Canada will not release scholarship funds until proof that the athlete has been a goalkeeper for the past three years has been provided.

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