Injured U.S. Marine on sled hockey: ‘It saved my life’

Sgt. Ralph DeQuebec and other members of the Team U.S.A. Sled Hockey team practiced at the Raleigh IcePlex Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. DeQuebec lost both his legs above his knees in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2012.
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Sgt. Ralph DeQuebec and other members of the Team U.S.A. Sled Hockey team practiced at the Raleigh IcePlex Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. DeQuebec lost both his legs above his knees in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2012.

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.