On August 30th, Puerto Rico Ice Hockey Association’s very own Andrew Horn announced his commitment to further his playing career and education at Princeton University. Horn, whose family originates from Manatí PR, where his grandmother is from, is one of the biggest standouts in PRIHA, thus it comes as no surprise that the young defenseman would commit to such a prestigious program. Not only is Horn a phenomenal player, but he also excels off the ice in his studies, landing him an enviable academic opportunity at the respected New Jersey Ivy League school.
Horn started playing hockey at the age of seven after his older brother started playing. This inspired the young Horn to pick up the sport. When asked who he likes to model his game after, the Chicago native stated “I really like Erik Karlsson because he makes flashy plays while still making great plays and responsible decisions”.
Spending the last three seasons with the Chicago Mission the young defenseman would develop and refine his game. This upcoming 2023-24 season will see Horn dress in a different uniform though. Horn will spend the foreseeable future with the Wind City Storm where he will continue to develop his game.
When asked how it felt to be committed to a D1 NCAA Ivy League school, Horn had this to say, “Yeah, I mean it feels great to be committed to such a good school,...It was great, very fast. I went on an official visit, the next week I committed.” When asked who he would like to thank, he stated, “I’d really like to thank my parents, family, coaches, and advisor, who all helped me get to this point.”
When it comes to PRIHA, Horn said “It’s been great, I’ve been able to get new experiences playing against international competition.” Horn has consistently been an integral part of PRIHA, especially at the 2022 Latam cup, where as a fifteen year old he would help the U20 Puerto Rico men’s team go on an undefeated run where he posted 24 points in 5 games.
For now, the young player's future seems incredibly bright and as a whole PRIHA can’t wait to see what Horn can do.
Story by Sam DeLeon