Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Jeff Chiu AP
Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Jeff Chiu AP

In more than 30 years at The N&O, Chip Alexander has covered the N.C. State, UNC, Duke and East Carolina beats, and now is in his 11th season on the Carolina Hurricanes beat. Alexander, who has won numerous writing awards at the state and national level, covered the Hurricanes’ move to North Carolina in 1997 and was a part of The N&O’s coverage of the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup run.