Chris Garner Benefit Auction


For those of you that haven't followed the story of Minnesota-Duluth equipment manager Chris Garner, earlier this year, he was diagnosed with a long-named disease essentially known as pre-leukemia and needed to undergo a bone marrow transplant to help prolong his life.

The good news is that Garner was able to undergo chemotherapy and receive a bone transplant in August, and has since been recovering nicely, including making his first trip back to Duluth last weekend to watch UMD defeat Providence. Kevin Pates does better justice to the story here.

The bad news for Garner is that his extensive medical work wasn't 100% covered by insurance, and the combination of having to move away from home and not being able to work for many months has left him in some rough financial shape.

St. Cloud State equipment manager Jeremiah Minkel has helped put together an auction with some pretty cool hockey merchandise to help Garner out. You can learn more about the auction through this YouTube video put together by Minkel.

The website for the auction is WWW.OBERMANAUCTION.COM and it begins on October 24th. There's a pretty impressive list of donated items from both college and the NHL--which I will post after the jump--and it's helping out someone that really needs it, so check it out.

List of donated auction items:

DALLAS STARS PRACTICE BLUE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED BY MODANO ST. LAWRENCE RED JERSEY
WASHINGTON CAPITALS RED REPLICA PREMIERE JERSEY AUTOGRAPGHED BY TEAM UNION GARNET JERSEY
COLORADO AVALANCHE WHITE GAME JERSEY AUTHENTIC & AUTOGRAPHED BY SAKIC BOSTON COLLEGE WHITE JERSEY
CHICAGO BLAWKHAWKS RED REPLICA JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED BY BYFUGLIEN BOSTON U. RED JERSEY
MINNESOTA WILD RED GAME JERSEY AUTHENTIC & AUTOGRAPHED BY TEAM BOSTON U. WHITE JERSEY
MINNESOTA WILD NAVY PRACTICE JERSEY & AUTOGRAPHED BY TEAM MAINE BLUE JERSEY
AIR FORCE WHITE JERSEY UMASS LOWELL RED JERSEY
AMERICAN INTL WHITE JERSEY UMASS LOWELL RED JERSEY
ARMY GOLD JERSEY MASSACHUSETTS MAROON JERSEY
CANISIUS WHITE JERSEY MERRIMACK YELLOW JERSEY
UCONN WHITE JERSEY NEW HAMPSHIRE WHITE JERSEY
UCONN (WOMENS) BLUE JERSEY NORTHEASTERN BLACK JERSEY
UCONN BLUE JERSEY PROVIDENCE BLACK JERSEY
HOLY CROSS PURPLE JERSEY PROVIDENCE (WOMENS) BLACK JERSEY
MERCYHURST GREEN JERSEY VERMONT GREEN JERSEY
MERCYHURST (WOMENS) WHITE JERSEY ALASKA-ANCHORAGE GREY JERSEY ,
NIAGARA BLACK JERSEY ALASKA-ANCHORAGE WHITE JERSEY
RIT ORANGE JERSEY ALASKA-ANCHORAGE YELLOW JERSEY
ALASKA BLUE JERSEY , BEMIDJI STATE WHITE JERSEY
ALASKA WHITE JERSEY , COLORADO COLLEGE WHITE JERSEY
BOWLING GREEN ORANGE JERSEY COLORADO COLLEGE WHITE JERSEY
BOWLING GREEN WHITE JERSEY DENVER WHITE JERSEY
FERRIS STATE CRISMON JERSEY DENVER WHITE JERSEY
MIAMI WHITE JERSEY MICHIGAN TECH BLACK JERSEY
MICHIGAN WHITE JERSEY MINNESOTA WHITE JERSEY
MICHIGAN STATE GREEN JERSEY MINNESOTA (WOMENS) WHITE JERSEY
MICHIGAN STATE GREEN JERSEY MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO PURPLE JERSEY
NORTHERN MICHIGAN GREEN JERSEY MINNESOTA-DULUTH MAROON JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED

BY STALOCK

NOTRE DAME GREEN JERSEY UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OMAHA WHITE JERSEY
NOTRE DAME GOLD JERSEY UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OMAHA RED JERSEY
OHIO STATE WHITE JERSEY NORTH DAKOTA BLACK JERSEY
OHIO STATE RED JERSEY NORTH DAKOTA (WOMENS) WHITE JERSEY
OHIO STATE GRAY JERSEY ST. CLOUD STATE RED JERSEY
WESTERN MICHIGAN BLACK JERSEY ST. CLOUD STATE WHITE JERSEY
BROWN WHITE JERSEY WISCONSIN WHITE
BROWN (WOMENS) WHITE JERSEY
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA EXPRESS BLACK JERSEY (NAHL)
CLARKSON WHITE JERSEY NAVAL ACADEMY GOLD JERSEY (ACHA - CLUB)
COLGATE WHITE JERSEY PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS WHITE JERSEY(WHA)

AUTOGRAPHED BY TEAM

CORNELL WHITE JERSEYS PEORIA RIVERMEN WHITE JERSEY (AHL)
HARVARD WHITE JERSEY PEORIA RIVERMEN BLUE PRACTICE JERSEY (AHL)
RENSSELAER RED JERSEY PORTLAND PIRATES RED JERSEY (AHL)



ZACH PARISE BAUER SUPREME ONE95 STICK LEFT 95FLX AUTOGRAPHED, NEW JERSEY DEVILS (NHL)
PAUL STASTNY SHERWOOD SOP 7000 WOOD STICK LEFT AUTOGRAPGHED, COLORADO AVALANCHE (NHL)
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN CCM VECTOR STICK RIGHT RBK BLADE 110FLX, ATLANTA THRASHERS (NHL)
T.J. OSHIE WARRIOR DOLOMITE SPYNE STICK RIGHT AUTOGRAPHED, ST. LOUIS BLUS (NHL)
DREW STAFFORD BAUER VAPOR X60 STICK RIGHT 102 FLX AUTOGRAPHED, BUFFALO SABRES (NHL)
KYLE QUINCEY BAUER VAPOR X60 STICK LEFT 117 FLX AUTOGRAPHED, COLORADO AVALANCHE (NHL)
TYLER BOZAK REEBOK 10K STICK RIGHT 85 FLX AUTOGRAPHED, TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (NHL)
CHRIS BUTLER BAUER SUPREME ONE95 STICK LEFT 107FLX AUTOGRAPHED, BUFFALO SABRES (NHL)
CASEY BORER REEBOK 10K STICK LEFT AUTOGRAPHED, CAROLINA HURRICANES (NHL) /CHARLOTTE CHECKERS (AHL)
ALEX STALOCK REEBOK GOAL STICK LEFT AUTOGRAPHED, WORCESTER SHARKS (AHL)
ERIKA LAWLER BAUER VAPOR X60 STICK RIGHT 67 FLX, AUTOGRAPHED BY THE 2010 WOMENS OLYMPIC TEAM, 20 AUTOGRAPHS
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING SIOUX CHRISTIAN WOOD STICK 2009-2010 TEAM AUTOGRAPHED
CALVIN PICKARD RBK GOAL STICK LEFT AUTOGRAPHED SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS (WHL) 2ND ROUND 47TH OVERALL 2010 DRAFT
TYLER JOHNSON BAUER SUPREME ONE95 STICK RIGHT AUTOGRAPHED SPOKANE CHIEFS(WHL), MEMBER OF 2010 TEAM USA WORLD JUNIOR GOLD MEDAL
NICKLAS LIDSTROM WARRIOR DOLOMITE SPYNE LEFT 85 FLEX AUTOGRAPHED, DETROIT RED WINGS (NHL)
MIKE MODANO WARRIOR DOLOMITE SPYNE LEFT AUTOGRAPHED, DETROIT RED WINGS (NHL)
BRENT BURNS WARRIOR DOLOMITE RIGHT AUTOGRAPHED TEAM CANADA, MINNESOTA WILD (NHL)
BRAD LUKOWICH EASTON SE16 GRIP LEFT AUTOGRAPHED WON 2 STANLEY CUPS W/ DALLAS & TAMPA, DALLAS STARS (NHL)
MATT CULLEN WARRIOR AK27 LEFT AUTOGRAPHED, MINNESOTA WILD (NHL)
NIKLAS BACKSTROM WARRIOR GOAL STICK GAME USED AUTOGRAPHED MINNESOTA WILD TEAM (NHL)
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