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Meet the force behind the Disabled Hockey Festival and the rink named after him

WEST DUNDEE, Ill. - People attending the 14th annual Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival may get a chance to meet the man who helped launch the event and for whom a rink at the Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee, is named.

J.J. O'Connor chairs the disabled hockey section for USA Hockey and, since its inception, has been one of the volunteer forces behind the festival.

"We didn't have a grand event, and I thought, wouldn't it be great to have one to attract more players

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