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.
2015 will be our 4th annual tournament honoring Coach Joe. While he is still missed every day, DHA is proud to be growing the tournament and spreading the joy of youth/house hockey in commemoration of Coach Joe’s contributions to the game in the Dayton area.
2015 Tournament Dates:
Friday, January 16 – Monday, January 19
Kettering Ice Arena,
South Metro Sports
Age Divisions & Registration Fees:
Pee Wee House/House Select - $1000
Bantam House/House Select - $1100
Midget House/A/B/High School Club/JV - $1150
Sunday, November 30, 2014
All age divisions include a minimum 4 game guarantee, plus a championship game in each age division.
MVP medals will be awarded to a member of each team in each game.
Trophies will be presented to both teams in the championship game of each age division – championship trophy to the winner and finalist trophy to the runner-up.
We are again planning to host a silent auction in support of the tournament. In addition, we will be arranging hotel discounts and room blocks for the out of town teams at facilities convenient to all three rinks.
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!
We are currently accepting sponsors for the 2015 Hignite Memorial Cup. If you or someone you know might be interested in a sponsor package for this season's tournament, please contact Anita Griggs at HigniteMemorialCup@gmail.com.
Thank you for your consideration!
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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.