RALEIGH Carolina Hurricanes rookie Sebastian Aho was a runner-up for NHL Rookie of the Month for January, but Monday he didn’t take a backseat to anyone.Aho was named the NHL’s First Star of the week after scoring four goals and adding an assist in three Hurricanes’ wins. Aho started the week off with a bang, registering his first career hat trick and the first by a Carolina rookie in more than 15 years and getting an assist in a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 31. He then added the game-winning goal, a third period power play tally, in the Hurricanes’ 2-1 victory at PNC Arena on Feb. 3. Carolina then won in Brooklyn, N.Y., over the Islanders the next night, giving them three wins in a row coming out of the All-Star break.Aho, 19, ranks third among NHL rookies in goals with 16 and has 31 points, good for sixth through 51 games. Aho has been his best in divisional games with eight goals and eight assists in 19 games against the Metropolitan Division. That includes six points against both division-leading Washington Carolina’s opponent on Tuesday and Philadelphia in three games against each.
Appalachian State’s Clifton Duck, the Sun Belt Conference’s Rookie of the Year and a freshman All-American last season, is one of two players from state colleges named Friday to the watch list for the Jim […]
PHOENIX If not for what NC State fans still consider one of the worst calls in NCAA tournament history during a region semifinal against Georgetown, Chris Corchiani might very well have played in a […]
In a surprise move, North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik has announced that he is stepping down from his position on coach Larry Fedora’s staff to spend more time with his family in Auburn, Ala.Chizik, […]