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.
This is to notify all members of the Berkshire Bruins organization that the Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 due to the impending storm. All practices on Tuesday are cancelled.
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.
Congratulations to our PeeWee B Gold team for winning their division in a 2-1 game over the Dedham Marauders in the 44th Gib Kittredge Tournament and keeping a banner home where it belongs. Great job players!!!!
I would like to thank the entire Berkshire Bruins organization, the Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club staff, the participating teams and all of our volunteers for making the 44th Gib Kittredge Tournament a success.
Our PeeWee B Gold team won their division in a great championship game!!
Thanks to all for your dedication to our incredible sport of hockey and looking forward to the 45th Gib Kittredge Tournament next year!!