Bell Memorial - inducted 2000
As sports director for CHAT TV & Radio, Bob Ridley spent a lifetime covering and promoting amateur sports in Medicine Hat and the surrounding area. Bob Ridley was also an integral part of the Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club of the Western Hockey League since the team's inception in 1970. He was President of the Medicine Hat Men's Fastball League for five years and was also a competitive rower and racquetball player. For the past 28 years prior to induction, Bob Ridley was the voice and play-by-play man for the Tigers, only missing one broadcast while doubling as the team bus driver.
After logging more than a million kilometres, Bob retired from driving the Medicine Hat Tigers bus at the end of the 2014/15 hockey season. Since 1970, Bob has been the team's play-by-play announcer. In 49 seasons, he has called more than 3,900 games during the regular season and playoffs. The 2019/20 season will be Bob’s 50th Anniversary as the Tigers play-by-play announcer.
2005 - Alberta Centennial award - in recognition of accomplishments and a solid commitment to making Alberta a better place to live.
2006 - WHL Distinguished Service Award
2007 - RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award (Radio Television Directors News Awards)
2011 - RTDNA News Directors award
2012 - March 7, marked Bob's 3000th regular season game behind the microphone as the voice of the Medicine Hat Tigers.
2019 – Western Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (June 6)
2019 – Induction – Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame (July 21)
TIGERS HONOUR BOB RIDLEY: MR. 3000
"The legendary Bob Ridley is set to call his 3000th regular season Tigers game this weekend, and was recently honoured by the organization and the fans for his amazing accomplishment. Posted: March 08, 2012"
2013/2014 Hockey season marks Bob's 44th year of calling the Tiger's hockey games.