Flames add Charles Wells
The Guildford Flames have added 26 year old Canadian Charles Wells to the roster. The 5’9”, 180lb forward spent last season with French 2nd league outfit Mulhouse with whom he had 9 goals and 29 points in 29 starts while helping them to the league title and promotion back to the country’s top flight. His French stay was his first overseas after a pair of years in his hometown Edmonton at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. His stay with NAIT Ooks was a success with a pair of Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference titles in back to back campaigns including the 2015-2016 season in which he, and new Flames forward John Dunbar, shared in a perfect 36 win and 0 loss season en-route to the league’s top spot and the playoff title. During the nearly impossible run, Wells had 13 goals and 23 assists in 35 games to close his 2 year stay with 71 regular season points in 59 appearances.
Prior to embarking on his college career, Wells spent 5 seasons, totalling 265 games, in the Western Hockey League with Seattle Thunderbirds, Prince Albert Raiders and Portland Winterhawks. His best production came during the 2009-2010 campaign in which he had 21 goals and 55 points in 70 starts. His final Jr. account includes 45 goals and 75 assists in addition to a goal and 5 points in 11 playoff matches.
“As a new team in the league, the one area we have really tried to be sure of is team speed which is impossible to make up for if you fall short,” remarked Head Coach Paul Dixon. “By all accounts Charles is a very fast forward, and he has been able to help out offensively wherever he has been.”
“In college he and John Dunbar played together so he is another part of a group of players who know each other already, and maybe we can use that to our advantage considering our short turnaround from player arrival to opening the League and Cup campaign.”
“We know Charles is excited to get going and we are looking forward to welcoming him to Guildford at the end of next month.”
Photo attached of Charles Wells during his time with NAIT Ooks.