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Hignite Memorial Cup

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.

Congratulations to the 2017 HMC Champions & Finalists!

2017 Hignite Memorial Cup Tournament Information

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:

Squirt Division:
Springfield Blue Jackets
Stealth Cobalt
Stealth Navy
Stealth Red
Stealth White

Pee Wee Division:
Springfield Blue Jackets
Stealth Red
Stealth White

Bantam Division:
Cincinnati Swords
Dayton Stealth
Newark Generals
NKY Norse

High School Division:
Bay High Rockets
Dayton Stealth
Evansville Lightning
Northwest Eagles
Oregon Clay High
Trinity Shamrocks

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!


  • Kettering Ice Arena (KRC), 2900 Glengarry Dr, Kettering, OH 45420
  • NTPRD Chiller (NTPRD), 301 W Main St, Springfield, OH 45504


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Coach Joe Hignite

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.