Jessica Redfield (photo from @JessicaRedfield twitter account)

By now many of you have heard about the senseless shooting in Aurora, Colorado during the midnight premiere of “Dark Knight Rises”; claiming the lives of 12 people and injuring dozens of others. One of the lives lost, fellow hockey writer Jessica (Redfield) Ghawi. NHL Network correspondent Kathryn Tappen (@kathryntappen) posted the follow tweet “In honor of a beautiful young woman, @JessicaRedfield and the tragedy in Colorado: http://shesgamesports.com/jessica-redfield-ghawi-a-true-champion/ … #RIPJessica #AuroraShooting“.

The posting albeit brief, is a touching tribute to a fellow sports journalist, “Jessica never got to finish the job she began. But she opened the door to so many others who will now follow in her footsteps,” writes Tappen. “That, in my eyes, is a true champion.”

Although one of the more recognizable names, Tappen isn’t the only writer to reflect on the tragedy and the loss of a colleague. Other reflections from Alice Cook, Tanya Ray Fox, and Arielle Aronson  can also be read on She’s Game Sports.

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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