TC’s Training Staff

  • Tina Carrabba


    Professional Hockey Trainer

    Tina Carrabba attended Billerica Memorial High School from 1992-1996.  Tina was a four year varsity soccer and tennis player for the high school.  She played club hockey for the select team Chelmsford Lions from 1990-1996 where she was exposed to multiple college hockey programs and earned 3 National Championships.  Tina was recruited to play hockey at University of New Hampshire in 1996.  Tina played from 1996-2000.  While at UNH the team won the ECAC Championships twice and a National Championship in 1998.  While at UNH she coached for Dover youth hockey pee wee boys program as well as a member of the DARE program for youth hockey players.  After graduating Tina became the first girls high school hockey coach at Billerica High School and is still coaching.  Tina coached for the u12,u14,u19 girls programs and ran the mite development and mite minor team in Hudson nh for 3 years then progressed to being the mite and squirt coordinator for the New England Bulldogs.   Recently Tina has earned Coach of the Year for the Merrimack Valley Conference for the second time and was inducted Into the Hall of Fame at University of New Hampshire with the National Championship team.


    Tina Carrabba

  • Nikki Petrich

    Hockey Instructor

    A demanding and motivational leader with a passion for coaching and engaging with youth, Nikki Petrich is joining TC’s Training Center as a Hockey Instructor, giving team, group and private lessons. Petrich has an extensive and impressive history in the sport, both as a player and as a coach, and strives for greatness while expecting dedication and hard work from her players.

    She is currently Head Coach for the U14 Girls Islander’s Hockey Team, where she’s been strengthening the team since joining for the 2013-2015 seasons and again from 2016-present day. She was Head Coach for the U16 Girls Islander’s Hockey Team for the 2015 – 2017 seasons. Under her guidance for the 2012-2013 season, the U12 Girls Is-lander’s Hockey Team became the State Champion Team in March 2013, shortly after leading the U12 Girls Islander’s Hockey Team throughout the 2011-2012 season to be-come the League Champion Team in March 2012. Petrich was named Coach of the Year, USA Hockey, ACHA Division I Women’s Ice Hockey in 2010 and served as Northeast-ern’s ACHA Division 1 Women’s Ice Hockey Co-Head Coach from September 2009 – April 2010. She continues to promote and develop the sport within the community, hav-ing worked with the Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team since September 2009.

    Petrich attended Northeastern University with a full athletic scholarship, excelling in the Forward position from May 2004 until May 2009, where she won Rookie of the Year in April 2005 and the prestigious Reggie Lewis Athletic Award in April 2007. She was named MVP for Women’s Ice Hockey in 2004 and Women’s Ice Hockey Captain from May 2007- May 2009. In addition to her incredibly successful collegiate career, Petrich was part of the All Rookie Team – Hockey East in December 2004 and the Hockey East All Star Team that played Team USA in December 2005. She was also a nominee for the Black Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in Canada (April 2007) and attended the U22 USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team Training Camp (April 2007).

    Petrich attended Shattuck St. Mary’s High School on an Athletic/Academic Scholarship from September 1998 through May 2004.


    Nikki Petrich

    Hockey Instructor
  • Casey Cotter is entering his 3rd season as an assistant coach at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. Cotter became only the second player in Merrimack College program history to be named Northeast-10 Player of the Year. He was also named to the NE-10 All-Conference First Team, America Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-American Second Team and ABCA Daktronics/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-East Region First Teams.

    Casey believes commitment is key to getting the best out of each player at all times. If a player is committed to becoming the best possible player they will give 100% effort every time. He will work to develop this idea into each player that walks into TC’s Training Center. It is also important to understand that repetition is the best way to work on pitching, hitting or fielding in the sport of baseball developing muscle memory.  Casey and TC’s Training Center has the same goal of; every player that walks through that door will reach the next level.

    Casey Cotter

    Cages & Turf
  • Derek Dwyer, CFT, SSC


    Derek is a Certified Fitness Trainer/ISSA as well as a Specialist in Strength and Conditioning/ISSA and has extensive experience working with individuals of all backgrounds and ability levels.

    Derek is a graduate of Exeter High School in Exeter, NH where he was a member of the hockey and soccer teams. He attended New England College in Henniker, NH and played on the varsity soccer team as well as the JV hockey team. Once transferring to University of New England in Biddeford ME, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration.

    Derek has trained student athletes and adults since 2009. Derek has a strong knowledge of body composition, endurance testing, muscular strength and exercise physiology. Derek has in depth experience with creating, planning and implementing strength and conditioning programs for athletes of all ages.

    Derek’s work experience includes circuit training, boot camps, weight training, speed & agility, sport specific conditioning programs, strength and conditioning, plyometric training, general fitness, personal training and injury management programs.

    Derek Dwyer

    Strength & Conditioning

TC’s Training Center Staff

Dana Watford – Center GM

Mike Carrabba – Center GM

Dave O’Leary – Rink Assistant