Carolina Hurricanes fan honors bet, gets tattoo of Hamilton the pig after Canes beat Capitals in Game Seven
The Carolina Hurricanes have had a good luck charm during their playoff run: a 90-pound miniature potbelly pig named Hamilton. Hamilton the pig, who is actually not named after Dougie Hamilton, lives on a farm near PNC Arena with his human dad, Kyle Eckenrode. Eckenrode first brought Hamilton to hang out at a tailgate outside of PNC Arena before the Canes’ Game Three against the Capitals. The Canes won that game.
In fact, the Canes have won all six games that Hamilton the pig has been in attendance, including Game Seven against the Capitals. During that big game in Hurricanes’ history, Hamilton the pig defied DC Health Department Code and made the road trip up to DC.
It was during Game Seven against the Capitals that Canes fan Leah Adams tweeted that she would get a tattoo of Hamilton the pig if the Canes beat the Capitals. According to Adams, the promise was her “offer to the Hockey Gods.”
The Hockey Gods listened and now Leah has a tattoo of a pig on her thigh.