We usually make the trip down to Kennewick once or twice a year ... we haven't been in a couple of years though (we have a little daughter now). Next time we make the trip down, I'd love to share conversation with anyone interested in doing so.
Typically, the fans treat us pretty well down there, though we have been around some knuckleheads before (one guy kept cursing out the players and banging on the glass, for example). I'm sure it's the same in every arena, so it's certainly not fair to judge a team or their fans by those small examples.
We're all there to enjoy a hockey game, right? As someone who does prospect scouting, I can never stress enough that we're watching 16-20 year old kids play hockey, and that we should all just sit back and appreciate their talent.
Look forward to seeing what else Connor Rankin can bring for the Ams. Also excited about Brian Williams, who should turn out to be another high end forward for you guys; and Eric Comrie ... everyone knows about him by now. I'll keep you all posted on any articles I write about Ams players, for sure.