Calvin de Haan is a man of few superstitions. He usually has a beard, though.
His superfan of a grandmother nags him to shave it when it looks too bushy on TV.
One time he and his friends decided their tiny hometown of Carp, Ontario, could use a watering hole, so they created Ridge Rock Brewing Company with locally sourced wood and metal. Calvin hired his dad, Bill, who attempted retirement but seems more comfortable as the brewery’s resident Swiss army knife.
When the Hurricanes played the Senators I was lucky enough to snag an invite to Ridge Rock. Calvin, Bill, the one and only Mike Maniscalco and I talked a lot about youth hockey for whatever reason, and how ridiculous the year-round grind is these days.
Calvin got serious for a second, looked his dad in the eye and thanked him for a childhood well spent.
Bill laughed as he wiped an imaginary tear from his eye, then he got real.
“No matter what he did we would’ve…
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