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.
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. 2015 marks our 4th year and we've been growing each year with this year being the largest so far.
DHA welcomes the following 17 teams to the 2015 Hignite Memorial Cup:
Pee Wee Division
Dayton Stealth Navy
Dayton Stealth White
Dayton Stealth Red
Dayton Stealth White
High School/Midget Division
Indian Hill Winter Club Braves
For any questions, please contact Anita Griggs at HigniteMemorialCup@gmail.com.
We look forward to hosting you and your team for the 2015 Hignite Memorial Cup!
All teams needing/wanting hotel reservations are required to use tournament hotels. Please click on the link above to review the hotel options and begin the reservation process for your team. Once you've completed the reservation form at the bottom of the tournament hotel page, you will be contacted with your hotel assignment and more details regarding finalizing your reservations.
Thank you for your support and dedication to the Hignite Memorial Cup and youth hockey!
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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.