Hockey Canada has invited 42 players to take part in a development camp this summer for the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship which will be played in Buffalo.
Defenceman Josh Mahura and forward Sam Steel were named to the team Tuesday as was forward Tyson Jost whose junior rights belong to the team.
The camp, which will go in Plymouth, Michigan, will go a long way into determining who gets an invite to the camp later this year when the team is decided.
Steel, a first round pick of the Anaheim Ducks, was among the last cuts prior to last year’s World Junior’s.
The Sherwood Park, Alberta product led the entire CHL in scoring in 2016/17 with 131 points, 50 of them goals.
The reigning WHL Player of the Year has represented Canada at both the Under-17 and Under-18 tournaments, winning gold with the Canadian Under-18 team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in 2015.
Mahura, also a Ducks prospect, put up 53 points during the 2016/17 season and exploded for 21 points in 23 playoff games.
The St. Albert, Alberta product was also a teammate of Steel’s on the 2015 Gold Medal winning Team Canada squad at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.