Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/20/12 at 01:34 PM ET
from Sean Leahy of Puck Daddy,
We all woke up this morning to news of the tragedy in Colorado. As moviegoers were watching the midnight opening of “The Dark Knight Rises”, a gunman opened fire killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others….
One of those killed was Jessica Ghawi, a well-known Denver-area hockey blogger, also known as Jessica Redfield on Twitter. She had moved to Denver from San Antonio a year ago, according to KSAT. She was also an intern for the You Can Play Project. “Our staff is despondent today over the loss of our intern Jessica Redfield. We will miss her intelligence, kindness, and work ethic greatly,” was the message from the organization’s Twitter feed Friday morning.
added 11:47am, from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,
This is going to have to be quick. I literally am sick to my stomach as I write this, trembling a little at the keyboard and in total shock.
Among the victims of the tragic shooting early this morning at an Aurora theater was a friend of mine – Jessica Redfield. Just yesterday, just freakin’ yesterday, I was swapping Twitter direct messages with her about possible internships she was looking at, asking my advice about them, asking if the Denver Post had one I could maybe help her out with.
added 11:50am, from Jesse Spector of The Sporting News,
There’s no way to make sense of what happened on the large scale, and it’s even harder to process on the small scale—the sudden death of a friend. I certainly considered Jessica that, even though we had met only twice in person and exchanged a few emails about the challenges of being a young journalist.
That’s the power of Twitter, but even more the power of her personality. We met in New York last fall when she was in town visiting her boyfriend, and we went out for beer after a Rangers-Predators game. Last week, I saw her again in Toronto, again gathered around a bar table with other hockey writers.
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