Coach Paul Baxter points out that the Golden Eagles go into Tuesday night's Salt Palace game with Wayne Thomas' Peoria Rivermen looking for the 100th victory of the Calgary/-Salt Lake affiliation.
The Eagles won 40 games during the last regular season, took 12 victories on their way to the 1987-88 Turner Cup championship and have 47 wins this season, just two short of the franchise record.Baxter also notes that the International Hockey League will probably have three 50-win teams this season - Muskegon (currently with 48), Milwaukee (49) and Salt Lake. Saginaw has 40 with 12 games left.
The Eagles have four home games left - Tuesday and Wednesday against Peoria and March 31/April 1 against Denver. They have eight more road games.
They have already broken the club record for home wins; it was 29, and they have 30, thanks to an eight-game home win streak. They need two wins to tie the franchise record of 49 and eight points to tie the club record of 105 in a season. They also have a shot at the record for road wins, holding 17 and needing a 21 total to tie.
Rookie left wing Paul Ranheim, scoreless Sunday for only the third time in his last 23 games, still needs three to tie and four goals to break Joe Mullen's franchise record of 59 in a season set nine years ago.