More corporate help to boost attendance at Salt Lake Golden Eagle hockey games next season was promised Tuesday by Fred S. Ball, president of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
"There are attractive ticket packages available and we want to contact businesses about their support of the hockey team," Ball told members of the chamber's Board of Governors.
Ball's comments came when the board honored Art Teece, hockey club owner and president, and Mike Runge, who was appointed general manager Monday. Ball presented Teece with a silver dish, the second he has received in two years for winning back-to-back International Hockey League championships.
Teece said he has renewed the club's affiliation with the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League and Calgary officials have promised another exciting team for the 1988-89 season. Teece said his goal is to get attendance back to the average of 7,000 the hockey club had several years ago.
Nick Rose, board chairman, said in the 20 years the Golden Eagles have skated in Salt Lake City, they have been the most successful under Teece who also has three Central Hockey League championships to his credit.