The KSA Ted Scharf Humanitarian Award (2008/09)

Parker Van Buskirk

Updated Monday January 28, 2019 by Kitchener Sports Association.

Parker Van Buskirk 

Rangers # 31
Pos.: Goal
Shoots: Right
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birthdate: March 26, 1988
Birthplace: Windsor, ON
Hometown: Windsor, ON


Parker VanBuskirk received four awards

at the Kitchener Ranger year-end awards banquet

Tuesday March 17 at Bingemans

             Rangers netminder Parker Van Buskirk was received the Ted Scharf Humanitarian Award sponsored by the Kitchener Sports Association in just one of four Van Buskirk award presentations.  He also took the Jim Malleck Memorial Trophy as the team's Most Valuable Player after backstopping 53 games for the Rangers,  the Three Star Award,  and the Most Popular Player honours.  Quite a night for Parker whose brother graciously accepted all the honours as Parker missed the event due to commitments to his new team - the Charlotte Checkers from North Carolina. *.

Other awards were presented as followed:

Herchenrader Family Trophy - Best Defensive Ability:

   Dan Kelly

Les Bradley Memorial Award - Most Improved Player: 
Christian Stevens

Jim McGeachie Memorial Trophy - Outstanding Team Effort:
  Jacob Lalonde

Bob "Snowy" Schlieman Award - Best Offensive Defenseman:
Robert Bortuzzo

Jim Reilly Trophy - Annual Scoring Trophy:
Chris MacKinnon

Michael Pappert Memorial Trophy - Rookie of the Year: 
Jeff Skinner

Blueline Club Trophy - Most Gentlemanly Player: 
 Jason Akeson

Congratulations to all the 2008-09 award winners.

 * March 15/09 - Charlotte Checkers general manager and head coach Derek Wilkinson announced today that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Parker Van Buskirk.

Van Buskirk spent four seasons in the OHL with the Sarnia Sting, Saginaw Spirit, Belleville Bulls and, more recently, the Kitchener Rangers. This season, the Windsor, Ontario netminder played in 53 games for the Rangers with a record of 19-25-5 holding a 90.1% save percentage with a 3.37 goals against average. Van Buskirk signed a Pro contact and joined the Checkers after closing the season with the Rangers and missed the year-end banquet on March 17. The Checkers are the ECHL affiliate of Hartford of the AHL and the New York Rangers of the NHL. (Subsequent note: After several years, Parker returned to Windsor and played for his hometown university.).

Ted Scharf KSA Humanitarian Award recipients


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