Carolina Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho (20), of Finland, is congratulated by Teuvo Teravainen (86), also of Finland, after his hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Carolina Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho (20), of Finland, is congratulated by Teuvo Teravainen (86), also of Finland, after his hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Associated Press
Carolina Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho (20), of Finland, is congratulated by Teuvo Teravainen (86), also of Finland, after his hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Associated Press
Sports columnist Luke DeCock has covered the Summer Olympics, the Final Four, the Super Bowl and the Carolina Hurricanes’ Stanley Cup. He joined The News & Observer in 2000 to cover the Hurricanes and the NHL before becoming a columnist in 2008. A native of Evanston, Ill., he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has won multiple national and state awards for his columns, feature writing and beat reporting and while twice being named North Carolina Sportswriter of the Year.