Hignite Memorial Cup is a youth ice hockey tournament honoring a beloved coach and mentor. The tournament is hosted each year by Dayton Hockey Association on Martin Luther King Weekend.
Custom Hignite Memorial Cup apparel is available at NTPRD Chiller throughout the tournament. We have a great selection of apparel styles and colors, not to mention some incredible designs to add to those selections. Stop by, check out the options, and design your very own Hignite Memorial Cup memory!
2017 HMC apparel is also available online at http://store.finedesigns.com/w/vy/2017-hignite-memorial-cup.html
Don’t forget to ask for the HMC discount coupon when ordering (see below)!
*Proceeds from all souvenir sales help fund college scholarships for area hockey players.
The Hignite Memorial Cup is a growing tradition in youth hockey and the Dayton Hockey Association is proud to host this tournament in honor of Coach Joe Hignite. 2017 marks our 6th year and we've been growing each year.
We are very excited to welcome all of our participating teams:
Springfield Blue Jackets
Pee Wee Division:
Springfield Blue Jackets
High School Division:
Bay High Rockets
Oregon Clay High
Tournament proceeds will fund college scholarships for graduating Dayton area hockey players. We plan to award at least 4 scholarships in the spring of 2017.
For any questions, please contact Anita Griggs at
We look forward to hosting you and your team for the 2017 Hignite Memorial Cup!
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Coach Joe Hignite
September 4, 1962 — July 3, 2011
Joe Hignite became a part of the Dayton hockey community at a very young age. He grew up playing for Dayton Amateur Hockey Association (DAHA) and then in high school.
He became a hockey coach after having a son that wanted to play. Coach Joe coached in the Dayton Bomber Youth Hockey League for 13 years, beginning when his son was a mini-mite. He continued to coach his son until his son moved to a AA midget team. At that point Coach Joe’s true love for the game shined through when he chose to continue coaching at the house level. Coach Joe said, “I stayed at house level to teach kids some skills, but mostly the love of this great sport!! I have kids that I coached as mini mites & I'm still coaching the same kids at the midget level, WE love this sport.”
Coach Joe’s passion for the game of hockey was obvious to every kid and every parent that he touched through the game. He loved the kids as if they were his own and he loved all of the life lessons the game has to teach. It is in honor of Coach Joe and his passion that we strive to grow the love of hockey through the Hignite Memorial Cup.