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Born deaf, Bruce Audette travels to Chicago for Hearing Impaired Festival :12-year-old hockey player competes in elite tournament

By Jamie Pote

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Wilmington resident Bruce Audette, pictured third row, second from left, participated in the 14th annual USA Disabled Hockey Festival held in Chicago recently. (courtesy photo).

CHICAGO, IL/WILMINGTON – Back on April 4th, Wilmington resident Bruce Audette received a birthday present that he will likely never forget.

It was on that memorable day that Bruce turned 12 and along with his mother, Brooke Green, and father, Scott Audette, climbed into their vehicle and made the 16-hour trek from Wilmington to West Dundee, Illinois. Once there, the youngster participated in a three-day hockey tournament staged at the Leafs Ice Center. This was no ordinary tournament but rather, the 14th annual USA Disabled Hockey Festival which is a fun-filled event assembled for players of all ages who deal with disabilities ranging from blindness, hearing impairment, or autism. There is also time set aside for disabled Veterans known as Warriors Hockey.

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Source: Tewksbury Town Crier

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