The Swift Current Broncos announced today they have traded 2004-born forward Ty Hurley and a 2025 seventh-round pick to the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round pick. The two 2025 picks are the same ones that were moved in the trade that saw Eric Van Impe come to Swift Current last season.

“Ty was a very effective player for us during his time here,” said Broncos general manager Chad Leslie. “He plays with pace, competes hard every night and had an impact on our penalty kill. He’s a great kid and I wish him all the best in Seattle. He will do an excellent job.”

Hurley, from Sherwood Park, was drafted by the Broncos 84th overall in the 2019 WHL Prospects Draft and appeared in 47 games and collecting four points (1-3-4).

The team also announced they have released 2004-born defenceman Rayan Bettahar. Drafted fifth overall in the 2021 CHL Import Draft, Bettahar played in 77 games for the Broncos, recording 16 points (1-15-16).

"Rayan played very hard for us during his time here," Leslie said. “He’s extremely competitive and plays a hard, physical game. We thank him for what he brought to our team during his time in Swift Current.”

The Broncos roster now sits at 24 players.