Chilliwack Bruin Ryan Howse was among nine players cut loose from the Canadian National Junior team selection camp Tuesday morning.
Despite scoring a goal in the last intra-squad scrimmage, Howse is heading back to the Bruins, re-joining the team in the middle of their five-game Alberta road swing.
The Prince George native was joined on the cutdown list by Medicine Hat Tiger Linden Vey, Vancouver Giant Brendan Gallagher, Portland Winter Hawk Brad Ross and Kootenay Ice defenceman Brayden McNabb.
Thirty-one players are left at the Canadian camp, which continues through tomorrow. An eventual roster of 22 will skate in the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championships that start on Boxing Day.