Minnesota sophomore forward Christian Horn has left the Gophers' team, and will head to the USHL to play for the Tri-City Storm, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Minnesota hockey beat writer, Jason Gonzalez.
Horn was a high school star in Minnesota, leading Benilde-St. Margaret's to a state title in 2012, and eventually chose a walk-on role with the Gophers straight out of high school over scholarship offers from a number of schools, most notably Ohio State. But finding ice time with the Gophers proved difficult. His only appearance in a Minnesota uniform came last season in an exhibition game against the US National Development Program, in which he registered an assist.
Heading to the USHL will allow Horn to sit out a year of NCAA hockey, before being able to transfer to a different school with three years of eligibility remaining.