Bronco legend brings goalie camp to Chilliwack

The best goalie to ever tend net at Western Michigan University brings high-level training to town in early August.

A National Hockey League goalie coach brings netminding instruction to Chilliwack August 7-8. Bill Horn has been the lead instructor at Carolina Hurricane goalie camps the last eight years.

His brother, Bob Horn, lives in Chilliwack and has arranged for Bill to hold one of his Horn Goaltending Maximum Potential camps here.

“Our oldest son is a goalie and we have looked at getting him some extra help in his development,” Bob explained. “We have some very good hockey people in Chilliwack, but most goaltenders need to go elsewhere to get the higher end instruction.”

Bill Horn brings significant experience to the rink.

A legend at the University of Western Michigan, he spent four years (1985-89) in the NCAA ranks.

He left as the Broncos’ all-time leader in wins, earning All-American honours in his freshman season.

Bill was inducted into WMU’s Ring of Honor in 2014.

Drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, he spent parts of eight years in pro hockey, making two trips to the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup finals with the Rochester Americans.

He also won two titles in the now defunct Roller Hockey International league, with the Anaheim Bullfrogs in 1993 and Orlando Jackals in 1996.

Horn claims 25 years developing young netminders, starting as an instructor at the Western Canadian Goaltending School when he was still a teenager.

Fifteen kids are signed up for the Chilliwack camp, which is supported by, but not officially affiliated with, Chilliwack Minor Hockey.

It will be held at Twin Rinks.

Bob said they can take another five or six registrants before capping if off.

“If you get too many it gets watered down,” he said. “We want to make sure the kids that benefit from what they’re getting.”

The cost is $325 per player.

Get more info from Bill via email at horngoaltending@gmail.com.

Info is also available online at horngoaltending.com