BORN JANUARY 15TH, 1972 in Brno in the Czech Republic, he was 11 when he first represented New South Wales on the wing in the 1983 President's Cup (U13) in Adelaide. Coached by Richard Kinlough, the team included contemporaries such as David Mann, Jim Kinlough and Mario Nila. He returned again in 1984 in Perth and continued to develop through the new junior development system in Sydney's local leagues. He joined the Warringah Bombers juniors and represented New South Wales on many occasions, winning the 1992 Goodall Cup and Top Point Scorer of the series.
He first represented Australia in the National Youth Team at the 1990 IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championships at Mokdong Ice Rink in western Seoul. His first outing for Australia at senior level was the same year in the D-Pool Worlds at Cardiff in Wales where Australia won Silver under Coach Ryan Switzer. He continued with the National Men's Team for a total of six IIHF World Championships throughout the nineties, including all four of Switzer's tours — the D-Pool in Cardiff ('90), and the C-Pools in Hull in England for Bronze ('92), Slovenia ('93), Spain ('94) — then in Lithuania ('96), and South Africa ('98) for Silver.
In 2017 he lived in Arras France with a young family. An amateur historian who has studied the Australian contribution to the Great War extensively, he runs Sacred Ground Tours following in the footsteps of soldiers on the Western Front in World War 1.
Ross Carpenter, 'Hora, Phil (1972 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia, http://icelegendsaustralia.com/legends-2/bio_hora.html, accessed online .