The mission of the Berkshire Bruins Youth Hockey Organization is to provide a safe environment in which hockey players of all ages can develop. Through disciplined practice and healthy competition, we not only aim to encourage the physical development and skill acquisition necessary for the game of hockey, but also the dedication to team, motivation for improvement, and respect for others necessary to the game of life. We offer this program to all boys and girls who want to play as a way to be healthy, be proud, and create winning relationships on and off of the ice.
Coach Renzi 01/21/2015
As many may have already heard, the Berkshire Bruins...
Squirts Win NBYHL Spring Fling Tournament
Congratulations to the Berkshire Bruins Squirt team for winning 1st place in the NBYHL Spring Fling Tournament in Overtime against the Holy Name Black Squirt team with a final score of 5 to 4. Way to go!!!
The Berkshire Bruins has a new Commitment Registration program for the 2015-2016 hockey season. The Commitment Registration is now open on-line at www.berkshirebruins.com. Please note that any player who is registered by June 1, 2015 is eligible for tryouts AT NO CHARGE. All others attending tryouts will be assessed a $15 tryout fee.
As a reminder, NO PLAYERS WILL BE ADDED TO A ROSTER in the Fall unless they have:
1.Completed the on-line Commitment Registration at www.berkshirebruins.com
2.Register with www.berkshirebruins.com for the 2015-2016 season by prior to try-outs.
3.Pay $50 Registration fee prior to try-outs.
4.Register with USA Hockey.
5.Reconciled all past due balances with PBGC/Berkshire Bruins.
6.Attended fall tryout.
The Commitment Registration is vital to the organization so that we can accurately judge player participation and coaching needs for the upcoming season. By committing to the program we can communicate specifics regarding pre-season skates, try-out dates and practice schedules.
Thank you for your continued participation and we look forward to another great season!!
Congratulations to all the Berkshire Bruins skaters who just completed another great season!! Hopefully, everyone learned some important skills, the value of being part of a team, and most of all, had a lot of FUN!!
A big thank you to all the coaches who dedicate their time and talent each week to the benefit of all the players. Thank you to all the players and their parents who help make our organization such a success!!
Please know that we are revising our registration for the upcoming season, including a revised try-out format. Details will posted very soon.
As many may have already heard, the Berkshire Bruins tragically lost a friend and mentor Sunday evening, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Michael B. Renzi of Richmond was instrumental in the development of the Bruins program and coached hundreds of hockey players in his 17 years at the Boys and Girls Club of Pittsfield. He was personally responsible for the development of the sport of hockey in Berkshire County, the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club ice rink, and many of the banners that hang there today.
Coach Renzi was especially proud to share his love of the game with his family. His sons skated for the Berkshire Bruins and his extended family continues to participate today. His wife Deborah Renzi was a longtime Berkshire Bruins board member and continues to serve on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Pittsfield.
A moment of silence in Coach Renzi's honor was held Monday during the Championship games of his beloved Gib Kittredge Hockey Tournament and was attended by many who shared his passion for the sport. In addition, a Celebration of Life for Coach Renzi will be held Thursday, January 22 at the Stockbridge Sportsmans Club, 24 West Stockbridge Road (Rt 102), Stockbridge, MA., 01262 from 4-7pm. Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10am at St. Marks Church, 400 West Street, Pittsfield, MA.
The Berkshire Bruins ask that Coach Renzi's family be kept in your thoughts and prayers.