Salt Lake Golden Eagles

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Salt Lake Golden Eagles
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City Salt Lake City, Utah
League WHL (1969 to 1974)
CHL (1974 to 1984)
IHL (1984 to 1994)
Operated 1969–1994
Home arena Salt Palace (1969 to 1991)
Delta Center (1991 to 1994)
Franchise history
1969–1994 Salt Lake Golden Eagles
1994–2001 Detroit Vipers
Championships
Regular season titles 2 (1978–1979, 1979–1980)
Division Championships 3 (1974–1975, 1981–1982, 1988–1989)
Turner Cups 2 (1986-1987, 1987–1988)

The Salt Lake Golden Eagles were a minor professional hockey team based in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1969 to 1994.

They played in the Western Hockey League from 1969 to 1974, the Central Hockey League from 1974 to 1984 and the International Hockey League from 1984 to 1994. The Golden Eagles home ice was the Salt Palace from 1969 to 1991, and the Delta Center (now EnergySolutions Arena) from 1991 to 1994. In 1994 Larry H. Miller, who also owned the Utah Jazz and the Delta Center, sold the team to Detroit, Michigan interests. The Golden Eagles became the Detroit Vipers.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season League Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1969–70 WHL 72 15 43 14 -- -- 44 240 366 7th
1970–71 WHL 72 18 49 5 -- -- 41 217 327 6th
1971–72 WHL 72 29 33 10 -- -- 68 250 254 5th
1972–73 WHL 72 32 25 15 -- -- 79 288 259 2nd
1973–74 WHL 78 41 33 4 -- -- 86 356 297 2nd
1974–75 CHL 78 43 24 11 -- -- 97 317 245 1st, North
1975–76 CHL 76 37 35 4 -- -- 78 300 299 3rd
1976–77 CHL 76 31 39 6 -- -- 68 276 288 5th
1977–78 CHL 76 42 31 3 -- -- 87 283 238 2nd
1978–79 CHL 76 47 22 7 -- -- 101 314 209 1st
1979–80 CHL 80 49 24 7 -- -- 105 342 259 1st
1980–81 CHL 80 46 29 5 -- -- 97 368 295 2nd
1981–82 CHL 80 47 30 3 -- -- 97 368 329 1st, North
1982–83 CHL 80 41 38 1 -- -- 83 318 312 4th
1983–84 CHL 72 35 35 2 -- -- 72 334 330 3rd
1984–85 IHL 82 35 39 8 -- -- 82 332 323 6th
1985–86 IHL 82 44 36 -- 2 -- 90 340 325 4th, West
1986–87 IHL 82 39 31 12 -- -- 90 360 357 2nd, West
1987–88 IHL 82 40 34 -- 8 -- 88 308 303 2nd, West
1988–89 IHL 82 56 22 -- 4 -- 116 369 294 1st, West
1989–90 IHL 82 37 36 -- 9 -- 83 326 311 2nd, West
1990–91 IHL 83 50 28 -- 5 -- 105 353 296 2nd, West
1991–92 IHL 82 33 40 -- 9 -- 75 252 304 4th, West
1992–93 IHL 82 38 39 -- 5 -- 81 269 305 2nd, Pacific
1993–94 IHL 81 24 52 -- 5 -- 53 243 377 4th, Pacific

Playoffs[edit]

Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1974–75 N/A N/A Won Adams Cup-Dallas
1975–76 Lost in first round -- --
1976–77 Out of playoffs.
1977–78 Lost in first round -- --
1978–79 N/A N/A Lost in finals to Dallas
1979–80 N/A N/A Won Adams Cup-Ft.Worth
1980–81 W, 3–2, FW W, 4–1, Tulsa Won Adams Cup- Wichita
1981–82 W, 3–1, Oklahoma City L, 2–4, Dallas --
1982–83 Lost in first round -- --
1983–84 Out of playoffs.
1984–85 L, 3-4, Fort Wayne -- --
1985–86 L, 1-4, Fort Wayne -- --
1986–87 W, 4-2, Milwaukee W, 4-1, Fort Wayne W, 4-2, Muskegon
1987–88 W, 4–3, Peoria W, 4–2, Colorado W, 4–2, Flint
1988–89 W, 4–0, Denver W, 4–1, Milwaukee L, 1–4, Muskegon
1989–90 W, 4–2, Milwaukee L, 1–4, Indianapolis --
1990–91 L, 0–4, Phoenix -- --
1991–92 L, 1–4, Kansas City -- --
1992–93 Out of playoffs.
1993–94 Out of playoffs.

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