Popular former Chilliwack Bruin Cody Smuk was diagnosed with cancer in mid-May and is now undergoing chemotherapy treatments in his home province of Saskatchewan.

Tough times for ex-Chilliwack Bruin

Cody Smuk is facing the fight of his life after being diagnosed with cancer. The ex-Bruin is undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

Former Chilliwack Bruin Cody Smuk is facing a battle tougher than any he ever had on the ice.

Smuk was diagnosed with testicular cancer in mid-May and since then a tumour has been found in his lung.

He started chemotherapy treatments June 16.

To help offset the cost of treatment, which includes not being able to work over the summer, a fund-raising page has been set up at www.gofundme.com/codysmuk

Smuk was a gritty bottom-six type for the Bruins who played 132 regular season games for the franchise.

Fans will best remember the Saskatoon native for a one-punch demolition of Kyle Beach during a game between Smuk’s Bruins and Beach’s Everett Silvertips.

Smuk went on to play for the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Moose Jaw Hurricanes, then spent four years with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.