Jed Rusk is the 2008 recipient of the Jason Fitterer Memorial Award.
Fitterer was a first-year Bantam in 1985. He attended a Bantam Elite Camp and received the most improved player award. He was killed in a bicycle/auto accident Aug. 6, 1985.
The Fitterer family established a hockey camp award in Jason's memory in 1985. The award is funded by the Fitterer family, Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association and Minnesota Hockey Camps in Nisswa.
Each year at the Fitterer Memorial Bantam A tournament, a first-year Brainerd Bantam A player is chosen to receive the award. The recipient is given a week at Minnesota Hockey Camp. The player must be coachable, have a positive attitude, be a team player, motivation to learn and love the game.
Jason Fitterer Memorial Award recipients
Mike Guin, 1985-86; Trevor Wood, 1986-87; Andy Hochmayr, 1987-88; Kurt King, 1988-89; Ryan Mitchell, 1989-90.
Josh Smith, 1990-91; Lee Andres, 1991-92; Jason Bjorge, 1992-93; Mike Niemi, 1993-94; Jared Reese, 1994-95.
Shane Huber, 1995-96; Shane Medin, 1996-97; Brian Reese, 1997-98; Drew Boland, 1998-99; Gregg Day, 1999-2000
Kiel Browne, 2000-01; Pete Larson, 2001-02; Travis Roberts 2002-03; Drew Olson, 2003-04; Joseph Kaufmann, 2004-05
Sean Halverson, 2005-06, Matt Pohlkamp 2006-07; Austen Anderson 2007-08; Jed Rusk, 2008-09
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