A former Swift Current Bronco has been awarded the WHL Humanitarian of the Year.

Ty Hurley was named the winner of the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy this morning by the league for his heroic efforts to save a man's life in December of 2023.

While on a road trip with the Kelowna Rockets, Hurley pulled a struggling man from a hotel pool. The 19-year-old, equipped with CPR and live-saving courses, noticed the man wasn't breathing. He then performed 15-20 chest compressions until the man began breathing.

The Sherwood Park, Alta. product and his teammates helped comfort the man before EMS arrived and took him to the hospital where he survived.

"I want to give a shout-out to my teammates with Kelowna, I love them all, I get to spend every second with them throughout the year," Hurley said. "They put a smile on my face every day when I walk into the arena. Lastly, I want to thank my parents, my family, and friends - I wouldn’t be here without them. They have done everything for me throughout my life and I wouldn’t be who I am today without them."

Hurley played 47 regular season games for the Broncos between 2021 and 2022 registering four points and one goal. He was traded along with a draft pick to Seattle for two fifth-round picks.