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Columbus Hockey Association searches for new players

Columbus Hockey Association searches for new players (Source: WTVM) Columbus Hockey Association searches for new players (Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Hockey Association is looking for some new hockey players.

The organization held an event at the Columbus Ice Rink to give young people a taste of the sport without the financial obligation.

Organizers say not only is hockey a fun sport, but it's a great way to gets some physical activity in. They also say it’s hard to get people involved with hockey in the south which is why they held the event.

“All the kids now a days play baseball, basketball, soccer, football. Hockey is obviously not a traditional sport down here but we have seen a lot of growth in our program over the past three or four years and when you offer it for free it’s a good way to introduce to kids, says Brad Prefontaine, director of hockey and hockey coach.

Nearly 100 kids came out to the try hockey for free event Saturday.

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