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Avalanche will honor memory of Colorado shooting victim

Jul 21, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT

Jessica Ghawi AP

The Denver Post’s Adrian Dater reports that the Colorado Avalanche will honor the memory of Jessica “Redfield” Ghawi, although they haven’t decided how they’ll do so just yet. Ghawi was one of the shooting victims during a “Dark Knight Rises” midnight screening at a theater in Aurora, Colorado.

The Avalanche said that she was a “tremendous person and credit to the hockey world” and that their “deepest sympathies” are with her family.

Ghawi was an aspiring sports writer who earned a press pass to cover the team. She was 25 years old. Twelve people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded during the incident.

(For more on Ghawi, has a collection of reactions and tributes from various members of the hockey community and Deadspin provided several articles about her life.)

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  1. ray2013 - Jul 21, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Classy move.

    • Eberwizzle - Jul 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

      I’m just curious what scumbag would give a thumbs down at a time like this? Please…..I would really like you to explain why.

      • govtminion - Jul 21, 2012 at 10:19 PM

        Because some people are here simply to be trolls, would be my guess.

      • bcisleman - Jul 21, 2012 at 11:12 PM

        I had somebody talk smack to me after I related losing a classmate in 9/11 so nothing surprises me.

      • Eberwizzle - Jul 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM

        Shocker…even in posting world where nobody can hurt you you STILL act like a coward and don’t give a reason and simply give thumbs down. COWARDS

  2. Brandon - Jul 21, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Respect to the Avalanche, RIP Jessica

  3. jpat2424 - Jul 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Agreed classy move. RIP

  4. bcisleman - Jul 21, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Probably Avs should consult Jessica’s family. Maybe a scholarship for aspiring sports journalists. Followed her on Twitter. So hard to believe she’s dead. RIPJessica.

  5. rekingcrew - Jul 22, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    What an effing waste.

  6. highlander24 - Jul 22, 2012 at 7:03 AM

    Heaven has one great hockey reporter now. Respect to the Avalanche and God Bless her family, friends and loved ones.

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