The Swift Current Broncos released the following statement on Wednesday:
The Swift Current Broncos announced today that the team, and Head Coach Devan Praught have mutually agreed to part ways.
“As an organization we would like to thank Devan for his all of his hard work during two-and-a-half seasons with the club and wish him all the best moving forward,” said General Manager Chad Leslie.
Taras McEwen will continue to fill the role as Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season.
There will be no further comment at this time.
The Broncos organization had previously announced that Praught was suspended indefinitely for an on-ice incident during practice on Nov. 13. He was then suspended five games by the Western Hockey League. That suspension ended last night in Moose Jaw as the team finished with three wins and two losses under McEwen.
The Broncos host the Medicine Hat Tigers tonight at 7 p.m. The Broncos are currently seventh in the Eastern Conference with 12-11-1-0 record.