would their farm team be located in Rochester ?
No thanks to that one.
There's tech, there used to be jets, there is native American lore, there's Puget sound /ocean there's rainforest. Lots of ideas for names from the region.
Recycling an AHL name doesn't seem too progressive IMO.
The New York Americans, colloquially known as the Amerks, were a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, New York from 1925 to 1942. They were the third expansion team in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the second to play in the United States. The team never won the Stanley Cup, but reached the semifinals twice. While it was the first team in New York City, it was eclipsed by the sec