Carolina Hurricanes TV announcer John Forslund does part of the pregame show in the booth before an NHL game played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Dallas Stars at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on March 12, 2015. Forslund has been the TV voice of the Hurricanes for over 20 years.
Carolina Hurricanes TV announcer John Forslund does part of the pregame show in the booth before an NHL game played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Dallas Stars at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on March 12, 2015. Forslund has been the TV voice of the Hurricanes for over 20 years. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Carolina Hurricanes TV announcer John Forslund does part of the pregame show in the booth before an NHL game played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Dallas Stars at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on March 12, 2015. Forslund has been the TV voice of the Hurricanes for over 20 years. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

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.