Matthew Adams and Chase Baird line the entrance to the Arizona Coyotes' team store like sentinels of joy, bumping fists, slapping backs, energizing every person who walks through.
Decked out in matching Coyotes Christmas hats, the two best buddies work their magic with a natural flair, spreading cheer with a dash of hype for wave after wave of fans.
The job is a perfect fit for Matthew and Chase, two gregarious teens with Down syndrome. It's great for the Coyotes, too, an opportunity to expand the franchise's community outreach and inclusion programs. And, judging by the smiles and enthusiastic reactions to Matthew and Chase, it's also a big hit with Coyotes' fans.