After being cut last year, Moose Jaw Warriors captain Brett Howden is heading back to Hockey Canada’s national junior team selection camp.

Howden was one of 32 players announced by Hockey Canada on Wednesday for next week’s selection camp in St. Catherines, Ont.

In 18 games this season, Howden has registered 11 goals and 27 points for the Warriors.

The Oakbank, Man. product has previously represented Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge as well as wearing the maple leaf three times with the national under-18 team, twice at the World Under-18s and once at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

Howden will join Warriors head coach Tim Hunter, who is serving as an assistant for the second straight year, at the selection camp.

In total, 13 players from the Western Hockey League received invites to the camp, including Brandon’s Kale Clague, Regina’s Josh Mahura and Sam Steel, and Swift Current’s Tyler Steenbergen from the East Division.

Shaunavon’s Kole Lind is the lone Saskatchewan player to earn an invite.

The selection camp will be held Tuesday-Friday next week. Canada will play the U Sports All-Stars on Wednesday and Thursday next week and then Denmark on Friday. They have pre-tournament games the week after that, suiting up against the Czech Republic on Dec. 20 and Switzerland on Dec. 21.

The 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship opens for Canada on Boxing Day against Finland in Buffalo, New York.

Check back for more from Howden.

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