Canes find unexpected star

Carolina Hurricanes forward Greg McKegg, an emergency recall from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, had a goal and assist and was named the first star of the game in the Canes' 4-2 win over Columbus on Jan. 4, 2019.
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Carolina Hurricanes forward Greg McKegg, an emergency recall from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, had a goal and assist and was named the first star of the game in the Canes' 4-2 win over Columbus on Jan. 4, 2019.

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.