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.
The Berkshire Bruins invite you to attend our September Skate sessions, at the North Adams Vietnam Veterans Rink. These sessions will be include fun, fast-paced activities aimed at knocking the rust of the skates. Take the opportunity to meet the coaches and have fun with teammates.
We encourage all to attend. The cost is $10 per skater, per week, and the schedule is:
Sun, Sept 28 4-7pm
Invite all your friends, bring $10 per skater, all your gear, and be prepared to have FUN. this will be a great opportunity to meet teammates, coaches, and other hockey families before the official start of the season....
The Berkshire Bruins board is beginning preparations for the annual Gib Kittredge hockey tournament in January 2015. We are in need of volunteers to assist in the planning of the tournament. As a reminder, this tournament is the major fund-raiser for the organization, and its success helps to offset the costs of running the program, and allows the Berkshire Bruins to keep tuition fees the lowest in the area.
Interested volunteers should contact Melanie Wilson, Kittredge Tournament Chairperson, at email@example.com. Regular meetings will begin in November. Thank you in advance for your anticipated participation!
Registration is now OPEN for all levels of play and all coaches, managers, and off-ice volunteers. As a reminder, registration with USA Hockey for the coming season is required prior to registration with the Berkshire Bruins. Anyone not registered will have the opportunity to do so during the registration process.
All coaches, managers, and volunteers must be registered with USA Hockey, the Bruins, complete a CORI record authorization, and complete USA Hockey on-line Safe Sport certification.
For any travel players, there is a $50 registration fee, due upon registration, before a player will be assigned to a team. This fee is in addition to the $50 deposit received at spring tryouts. If your skater did not attend tryouts, a $100 deposit is due prior to being listed on a team.
Ice allocations, fall tryout dates, and team fees will be established in the coming weeks. Additional information will follow. As always, financial assistance is available through the billing office at the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club.
As the result of our efforts to attract more young kids to try hockey during the 2013-14 season, USA Hockey has presented The Berkshire Bruins with several sets of new hockey gear to loan out to new 8U (Mite) players for the upcoming season. The Berkshire Bruins Mite Program earned Gold Status as one of the top performing programs in the nation in attracting new players to the game of hockey during the past season. These 4 sets of hockey gear and 10 new sticks will significantly defray the costs involved in getting started in this great sport and hopefully help a family who may have otherwise opted not to try hockey due to cost. Any newly registered player for the 2014-2015 season is eligible to borrow this equipment and should contact Shaun Garvey at