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Ice Chips for Aurora - Monday p.m. update

Let's raise some money for victims

Note Monday p.m.: For items that closed , I will send out a verification email within 48 hours. We do take donations, if you don't want to purchase something. Auctions will end at 6 p.m. on the various days.

Here at Ice Chips, I'd like to do something to help the victims affected by the shootings in Aurora, Colo.

There are so many stories that I found sad, like the one of Jessica Redfield, an aspiring hockey writer.

I have asked for assistance from Komets players and other athletes, and they've been more than willing to help, so we're going to have an auction of items they have put up. I have offered up items of my own, too.

As other items come in -- and some of them may be from other sports -- I will add them to the list.

All of the money raised will go to the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance.

So here's how this will work: I will list items below, noting at what time the auction for that item will close. I will put a minimum bid and periodically update with the highest bid. To make a bid, email it directly to me at jcohn@jg.net with auction in the subject line.

Keep checking back to see how the price has changed and, also, to see if we have added any items.

I will accept cash, check or paypal.

Also, note that some of these items won't be available for pickup or delivery until a later date. Some of the players are bringing them when they come to town. I will cover the delivery charges.

All I ask is that you BID HIGH. This is about the cause, not the items. And spread the word on this, please. Let's give back, hockey fans.

Any questions? Use the comments section or email me.

-- Signed photo of Vaclav Prospal (click to see): Minimum bid: $25. Close date Aug. 16.*****

-- Signed photo of Jeff Halpern (click to see): Minimum bid: $25. Close date Aug. 16.*****

-- Orange and black bracelet made by Alee Relue (see model): $5 each (Sale, not bid, item.)

Closed items

-- Pavel Datsyuk signed Red Wings jersey (click to see): Current bid $160. Bidding closed. 10.****

-- Johan Franzen signed puck (click to see): Current bid: $50. Bidding closed.****

-- Marian Hossa signed puck (click to see): Current bid: $50. Bidding closed.****

-- Niklas Hjalmarsson signed hat (click to see): Current bid: $50. Bidding closed.****

-- 2012 TinCaps jersey, size medium (they run large), road gray, signed by team: Current bid $75. Bidding closed.

-- Framed collection of 2001 Komets cards, 14 of 16 players signed theirs (click to see): Current bid $50. Bidding closed.

-- Framed collection of 2003 Komets cards, 19 of 20 signed, including Joe Franke. (Muhammad Ali not signed) (click to see): Current bid $50. Bidding closed.

-- Stick signed by Brett Smith, used in 2012 Cup-clinching game: Current bid $150. Bidding closed.

-- 2007-08 Port Huron Icehawks jersey, signed by entire team: Current bid $150. Bidding closed.**

-- Larry Sterling's goalie mask from 2008 to 2010, he will inscribe: Current bid $400. Bidding closed.**

-- Stick signed by Jean-Michel Rizk and Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock: Current bid $75. Bidding closed.**

-- Komets Rock the Jungle poster (click to see): Current bid $50. Bidding closed.

-- Two tickets, Section 108, Red Wings vs. Dallas, Nov. 13: Closed bid $250 total. Bidding over.*

-- Celebration photo of 2012 Komets, framed and signed by the team (click to see): Current bid $125. Bidding over.

-- Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock signed poster: Current bid $55. Bidding over.

-- Shattuck St. Mary's new T-shirt, gray, XL (look who has played there): Current bid $15. Bidding closed.

-- Metallic photo, 16-by-20, of Schrock, Rizk, Thorne, to be signed by all three (see here): Current bid: $160. Bidding closed.

-- Kevin St. Pierre signed poster -- see here: Current bid $20. Bidding over.

-- Vintage pack of Komets trading cards, PIM leaders: Current bid $25. Bidding over.

-- Vintage pack of Komets trading cards, scoring leaders: Current bid $25. Bidding over.

-- Journal Gazette video DVD of Komets' 2011-12 season: Current bid $25. Bidding over.

-- Signed post-fight glossy 8-by-10 photo of former Komet Andre Roy with Tampa Bay Lightning (see here): Current bid $35. Bidding over.

-- Signed 8-by-10 Colin Chaulk cross-check photo (see here): Current bid $25. Bidding over.

-- Signed 8-by-10 Nick Boucher photo (see here): Current bid $60. Bidding over.

-- Signed 8-by-10 Jean-Michel Rizk photo (see here): Current bid $50. Bidding over.

-- Stick signed by Eric Giosa: Current bid $50. Bidding over. **

-- Stick signed by Tyler Butler: Current bid $50. Bidding over. **

-- Goalie stick signed by Adam Russo: Current bid $110. Bidding over. **

-- Stick signed by CHL MVP Brandon Marino: Current bid $50. Bidding over.**

-- Signed stick by CHL Playoff MVP Mike Vaskivuo: Currrent bid $150: Bidding over.

-- Nick Boucher stick used in 2012 playoffs, signed by entire Komets championship team: Current bid $300. Bidding over.

-- Chris Auger game-worn, signed UMass-Lowell jersey: Current bid $300: Bidding over.

-- Charlie Effinger signed goalie stick, used in Game 7 of Turner Conference finals against Komets: Current bid, $130. Bidding closed.**

-- Colin Chaulk signed bobblehead: Current bid $75. Bidding over.

-- Nick Boucher Sydney Bears jersey signed (not game-worn): Current bid $100. Bidding over.

-- Two tickets, Section 329, Great Lakes Invitational at Comerica Park, Dec. 28: Current bid: $150 total. Bidding over.

-- Stick signed by Chris Auger: Current bid $100. Bidding over.

-- Signed hardcover copy of "Water for Elephants, " by Sara Gruen, who will inscribe (bestseller): Current bid $30. Bidding over.

-- Signed hardcover copy of "Ape House," by Sara Gruen, who will inscribe (click here, also a bestseller): Current bid $50. Bidding over.***

-- Signed 1995 Wayne Gretzky card (click to see): Current bid $101. Bidding closed.

-- Orange 2010 ECHL All-Star Game jersey (adult XL) (click to see): Current bid $80. Bidding closed.

-- White 2009 All-Star Game jersey (adult large) (click to see): Current bid $41. Bidding closed.

-- White ECHL Hockey/Est. 1988 hat, flex fit (click to see): Current bid $20. Bidding closed.

-- Danko Mironovic stick used in 2010 championship game, signed by most players (click to see): Current bid: $100. Bidding closed.

-- Blue ECHL Premier AA Hockey hat, adjustable (click to see): Current bid $10. Bidding closed.

-- Blue ECHL 25th Anniversary hat, adjustable (click to see): Current bid $11. Bidding closed.

-- Signed Mario Andretti 8-by-10 (click to see): Current bid $50: Bidding closed.

-- Nick Boucher signed bobblehead: Current bid: $75: Bidding closed.

-- Second Nick Boucher signed bobblehead: Current bid: $75: Bidding closed.

-- Signed Sparky Anderson Hall of Fame Induction photo, 8-by-10 (click to see): Current bid $75. Bidding closed.

-- Honorary ball boy or girl, on court, at Mad Ants game. Parents will receive four lower-arena tickets to see their child in action. Current bid: $75. Bidding closed***

-- Two courtside seats for Mad Ants game: Current bid $50. Bidding closed.***

-- Game-worn, autographed Ron Howard Mad Ants jersey XL (see here): Current bid: $65. Bidding closed.

-- Autographed Sadiel Rojas Shooting Shirt: Current bid: $25. Bidding closed.

-- Stick signed by Frankie DeAngelis: Current bid $75. Bidding closed**

-- Goalie stick signed by Chris Whitley: Current bid: $75. Bidding closed.**

*Should there be a lockout, changing NHL schedule, a future game will be provided. This is at Joe Louis Arena.

** Item available when players get to town in October or can send.

***Mad Ants schedule isn't out yet, so will work with team on this.

****No certificate of authenticity, but it came from the NHL office.

*****No certificate of authenticity, but it came from Lightning staff members.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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