My name is Bastien Berti. I go by Berti. Ask me why, when we meet… I am from Sherbrooke, QC, the birth place of the Sherwood Hockey Sticks Co., makers of the iconic 5030 Feather Lite stick! I guess hockey has always been with me.
The BERTI Hockey story begins circa 1948 when my dad, Daniel, signed his ‘pink card’ with the Habs. Nothing came out of it, but he did suit up for the senior Québec Aces in 1952. I was born in 1963 and played minor hockey in Sherbrooke until 1980. I attended college in Jonquière, QC and played junior hockey up there. I went back home, worked in radio, came here in 1990 to visit my dad and never left. I got married and our son, Zavier, was born in 1998. Through all these years, I played tons of hockey. When Zav started playing, I started coaching…