Ty Louis of Vernon (left) drives to the net against Shaq Stump of Williams Lake in the 2013 Nk’Maplqs Hockey Tournament Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.

Ty Louis of Vernon (left) drives to the net against Shaq Stump of Williams Lake in the 2013 Nk’Maplqs Hockey Tournament Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.

Prince George teams rule

Prince George team tops Competitive Division final of the ninth annual Nk’Maplqs Challenge Cup hockey tourney in Vernon.

Prince George grounded the Kamloops Blazers 6-3 Sunday in the Competitive Division final of the 9th Annual Nk’Maplqs Challenge Cup Tourney in Vernon.

Director Keith Louis said there were 30 teams in four divisions.

Prince George iced the Ashcroft Cowboys 3-1, while Kamloops lassoed the Cowboys 11-1 and also stopped the defending champion Caribou Canucks 8-5 in other Sunday games.

Prince George also topped the Masters Division, brushing back the 2012 champion Williams Lake Longhorns 10-2 and outlasting Team Okanagan 10-6 in Sunday play.

The Longhorns toppled the Chase Hackers 6-1 and upended Okanagan 5-3 in other Sunday games.

The Rec Division consisted of: Westside Bears, Williams Lake Coyotes, Merritt Mudslingers and Canim Lake OTR.

The Women’s Division featured: Merritt Prowlers, Canim Lake, Caribou Stars and Vernon.

The Challenge Cup was founded by the late Jay Louis as a way of revitalizing the game of all-native hockey.

“The tournament committee members have dedicated their time to ensure, each year, the tournament is a success and continue Jay’s legacy,” said Keith Louis.

“The objective is to also mentor aboriginal youth in their hockey development by promoting sportsmanship, fair play and positive role modelling.”