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Exciting auction news

Hopefully, by now, all of you know about my Ice Chips for Aurora auction.

If you don't, click here.

Something very cool has happened. The person who won the signed Mike Vaskivuo stick has decided, to help further this charitable endeavor, he wants to donate the item back to the cause so we can raise even more money. (He paid $150 for it.)

So, here's what I want to do: Have a silent auction for it.

If you want to make a one-time bid on the Playoff MVP's stick, email me at with "Vaskivuo stick" in the subject line.

We'll run that until Thursday.

I will be adding other items to the auction when I get a chance.

Also, a note: I have so many items that there is a lot of coordinating going on. If you are wondering about an item you won, don't hesitate to email me. I don't mind. In fact, it's good to stay on top of me and the players who have donated about making sure everyone is taken care of and that nothing falls through the cracks.

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