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Mark Wells

Full name: Mark Ronald Wells
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: September 18, 1957 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Bowling Green Falcons, Bowling Green (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Mark Wells attended Bowling Green University where he starred for several years prior to the 1980 Olympics. After Lake Placid he signed with the New York Rangers but really had very little success in pro hockey. He bumped around the minor leagues for two years, playing with New Haven, Flint, Fort Wayne, and Oklahoma City before deciding to retire from professional hockey. He then rejoined the U.S. National team for the 1983 World’s Championship but did not survive the final cuts to make the team. Wells returned to Minnesota where he became a restaurant manager but had to retire early due to severe back problems. This was related to a rare spinal cord disease that eventually rendered him bed-ridden. In 2010, because of his health issues, Wells sold his Lake Placid gold medal at auction.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Final Standings 1 1980-02-12 2 1 0
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #1 1 1980-02-22 USA 4, URS 3 0 0 0
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #3 1 1980-02-24 USA 4, FIN 2 0 0 0
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #3 1T 1980-02-12 USA 2, SWE 2 0 0 0
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #6 1 1980-02-14 USA 7, TCH 3 0 0 0
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #8 1 1980-02-16 USA 5, NOR 1 1 0 0
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #12 1 1980-02-18 USA 7, ROU 2 1 0 0
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #15 1 1980-02-20 USA 4, FRG 2 0 1 0