Middleton, WI – Madison Capitols forward, Jack Horbach, committed to play collegiate hockey for the University of Wisconsin – Madison on Wednesday. Horbach becomes the first Capitol to commit this season, joining nine of his teammates with a commitment.
“I’ve always dreamed about going to the University of Wisconsin since I was a little kid,” says Horbach. “It was kind of like a dream come true for me when I got the offer.”
The ’02 birth year hails from Naperville, Illinois where he spent the last four seasons playing for the Chicago Mission. Last year, Horbach put up 9 points (5g, 4a) in 16 league games for the Mission U16. He also got a glimpse of life in the USHL, coming up as an affiliate to play in four games.
“Jack is a player who has really stepped up this season,” says head coach Garrett Suter. “We got to see a glimpse of him last season, but he has been able to step into any role we ask and perform well.”
This season, Horbach is playing in a role he’s a bit unfamiliar with, accumulating 0 points in 11 games thus far, but not without his fair share of chances.
“It feels great and definitely takes some pressure off, but I still have a long way to go to get where I need to be. I still have to work hard to get there.”
Horbach and the Capitols return to action this Friday, November 8th for their 6th annual Military Appreciation Night beginning at 7:05pm against the Chicago Steel.
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