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Ellis stops 50 shots and Railers set franchise home record


Records were set and a Cape Breton goalie made 50 saves.


The Railers beat the defending ECHL champion Fort Wayne Komets, 8-5, in a game that featured more pucks in the net than fans in the seats.


Worcester is in a state of emergency and travel embargoed which means there were no paying customers in the DCU Center, only paid employees of the hockey team and the building.


Those folks — probably fewer than 100 — saw a game that often resembled 60 minutes of 3-on-3 overtime, except that for the bulk of the night the play was 5 on 5.


The eight goals were the most ever scored by the Railers on home ice, and tied for their most ever anywhere and they scored 21 in their last three games, their most-ever in that length.


Cape Breton’s Colten Ellis made 50 saves, the second-most in Railers history after Mitch Gillam’s 54 in Brampton on Dec. 19, 2018, a 3-2 victory. The 55 shots allowed are second-most ever after that Brampton game; Worcester has won both.


Ellis’ record improved to 6-4-0.


He made saves at crucial spots in the Saturday night game.

Worcester would not have won without him.

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