After spending last season away from the rink, former Benilde-St. Margaret's captain Christian Horn ('12) has joined the coaching, taking on the role of assistant coach with the Cardiff Devils of the British Elite Ice Hockey League.
Horn led the Red Knights to the 2012 Class AA state championship as the team's co-captain while scoring 26 goals and 70 points to cap off a career which saw him become the school's all-time leading scorer (since eclipsed), becoming the first BSM player to score 200 career points, finishing his four-year career with 207.
After his collegiate career, Horn spent six years playing professional hockey in the Southern Pro and East Coast Hockey Leagues.
In 175 professional games, Horn tallied 39 goals and 99 points.
He spent three seasons with the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL, where he played with Devils' head coach Brodie Dupont.
“Christian has pro experience as a player and has learned the game under some of the best coaches around," Dupont said. " I played with him so I know what kind of person he is, and I know he will bring a great work ethic and attention to detail to the role.
“He wanted to get into coaching when he finished playing and has spent summers working as a skills coach with young players, elite under 16s, for the last few years.”
“He will be a huge help to our staff," Cardiff managing director Todd Kelman said. "Brodie is doing everything right now in terms of video prep and practice plans and it was important for us to have a full-time assistant coach this year that can help with the workload.
"We are really excited to finally have Christian here and I know he is going to be a massive help for Brodie.”