The skating rink at "Christmas on Ice" in Madison is the best present a group of central Mississippi hockey players could receive. The group, made up of former pro players, northern transplants and a surprisingly large number of homegrown players, used the rink at the Baptist Heath Systems event during off hours for practice and numerous games. Many of these players drive to Olive Branch in north Mississippi or Biloxi on the coast for a chance to practice or play on ice. There are no permanent ice rinks in central Mississippi.
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