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One of two Falcons to play on the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, Mark Wells was also one of the top scorers in BG history. He lead the team in scoring with 59 points in 1976-77, earning first team All-CCHA honors, as well as the team's Outstanding Forward Award. His third period goal in the CCHA Championship Series at St. Louis was the difference in the total goals series, giving the Falcons their first of three CCHA Tournament championships. After a CCHA honorable mention season the following year, Wells again earned first team honors as a senior. his 231 points (77 goals, 154 assists) in 154 career games ranks seventh on BG's all-time scoring list. He led the team in assists three straight seasons, and is tied for second on the career assist list.

The highlight of Wells' career came away from the BG Ice Arena, playing alongside his Bowling Green roommate Ken Morrow on the U.S. Olympic team. Wells scored two goals in the Games, and added an assist in the game against West Germany. The team went on to upset the heavily favored Soviets in the semifinals in the game commonly referred to as the "Miracle on Ice", and then beat Finland to win the Gold Medal. Wells and Morrow were the first Falcon icers to win Olympic gold.

"I didn't expect all of this attention," Wells said. "I guess I really wasn't aware of what we had done for this country. I can't believe how it's brought people together. I guess people were so bothered by what's happened in Iran and Afghanistan, they really turned on to us."

He was inducted to the BG Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992.

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