Former Swift Current Broncos captain Colby Cave passed away Saturday morning.

The 25-year-old had been in a medically-induced coma after emergency brain surgery earlier this week.

Cave suffered a brain bleed on Monday night - the emergency procedure removed a colloid cyst from his brain on Tuesday.

His wife, Emily, announced his death through a brief statement with the Edmonton Oilers this morning.

Cave was a two-year captain of the Broncos from 2013-15, and, as evidence from social media use among Broncos fans this week, was as much of a fan-favourite as they come.