Here are a few facts you may not know about the Eagles:

- This is the 22nd continuous year for the Golden Eagles playing hockey in Salt Lake City.- The International Hockey League is the third league Salt Lake City has played in during their 22-year history. Previously they were in the Western Hockey League (from 1969-70 to 1973-74) and the Central Hockey League (1974-75 through 1983-84). They've been in the IHL since 1984-85.

- This season's team returns 12 players from the 1989-90 team.

- Nine of the Golden Eagles on the opening week roster are first-year pros, six come out of colleges around the country - two from Harvard and one each from Wisconsin, Michigan, Bowling Green and Miami of Ohio - and three come from Junior-A teams - Lethbridge, Kamloops and Hull.

- Four players are in their fourth seasons with the Golden Eagles - Marc Bureau, Martin Simard, Rich Chernomaz and Randy Bucyk - and four start their third year with the team - Wayne Cowley, Rick Lessard, Doug Pickell and Steve Guenette.

- The Golden Eagles begin the season with six of their top eight scorers back from last season, including leaders in First Goals (Chernomaz with nine), Game Winning Goals (Bureau with seven), Game Winning Assists (Darryl Olsen with seven), Power Play Assists (Olsen with 26), and Unassisted Goals (Chernomaz with six).

- The youngest player on the team is center Andrew McKim, who turned 20 last July, and the oldest player is Bucyk, who turns 28 in November.