He played Tier II Junior "A" with the Westfort Hurricanes in 1973-74 and major junior with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from 1974 to 1976. The New York Islanders chose him 86th overall in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draftwhile the Houston Aeros picked him 82nd overall in the 1976 WHA Amateur Draft.
Hordy chose the Islanders and played mostly in their minor pro system. He did get into 11 games for New York over two seasons and did not score any points. He won the Bob Gassoff Trophy in 1977-78.