March 6, 2012 · Updated 2:54 PM

Hockey teams from around the region will take to the ice this Saturday, March 10 at the Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena in Lac La Hache for the Young Nations Recreational Hockey Tournament.

Rolland Harry, tournament organizer, said about eight teams have expressed interest in playing on the weekend.

“So far we’ve got eight teams committed,” Harry said. “It’s going to be good.

“It’s open to natives and non-natives and adults 16 and over.”

Harry said the tournament is non-contact, and invites anyone interested in playing to contact him.

“This is our third annual tournament,” he said. “I asked the kids if we should do it again, we had a meeting and we decided to go ahead. The kids and the players were right behind me.”

Also, Harry is seeking more volunteers to help with the tournament.

Players can sign up individually or as part of a team.

Preliminary games begin Saturday with the tournament finals going Sunday afternoon.

Last year’s tournament featured teams including: the Native Hawks, the Young Nations, the Alkali Eagles, Hun City (Canim Lake), the Anaham Athabascans, the Cariboo Canucks and two teams from Merritt.

For more information, or to register, contact Harry at 250-8690 or Tracy Harry at 250-305-2840.