06/26/2015 09:28 EDT | Updated 06/26/2016 05:59 EDT

Former WHL, U of S Husky player loses battle with cancer at age 26

SASKATOON - A former Western Hockey League player has died after a year-long battle with testicular and lung cancer.

Cody Smuk, who 26, died Thursday night.

Smuk played four seasons in the WHL, suiting up for the Chilliwack Bruins, Lethbridge Hurricanes and Moose Jaw Warriors.

He then went to the University of Saskatchewan and played 89 games over four seasons.

He capped his collegiate career 17 months ago, when he helped the Huskies to a silver medal at the 2014 University Cup in Saskatoon.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at Elm Church in Saskatoon.