Early in the Second – Tied at Two

Elmira looked awful in the opening minutes of this one, but has rallied back from an early 2-0 deficit.

St. Thomas opened the scoring at 2:20 when Ryan Hoehn got his second of the season off a feed from Alex Coles. Just 1:22 later, Hoehn struck again, blowing down the left wing shorthanded, and beating Soaring Eagle goaltender Casey Tuttle five-hole. St. Thomas had several more scoring chances after that, and was using their speed well.

Elmira got a power play goal with 1:01 to play in the first. Some nice passing found Ryan Arnone all alone at the back door, and the put it in the weak side to cut the Tommies’ lead in half.

Elmira got the momentum going its way with the tying goal just 38 seconds into the second period. Justin Joy’s shot glanced off a defenseman’s skate and past St. Thomas goaltender Jake Maida.


    •  He has encountered a scenario that challenges his previously held beliefs, so he must accommodate the new information somehow… so yes, I do believe I am.

      • I always thought cognitive dissonance meant a person maintains their original belief even when presented with overwhelming evidence that that they are wrong.  I don’t think the fact that the game is relevant this year means the game is relevant. And Schafer acknowledges that the game has meaning this year.  

        But I have to ask, is the game really relevant?  Sure if Cornell wins (or ties), they’re in.  Cornell loses, they’re out.  What if the game didn’t happen?  I could see it being ironic if Cornell was currently on the outside looking in and needed a win but there was no consolation game.

      • But we didn’t need the consolation to make the tournament. Without a consolation game, we would have finished 14th in PWR and still made the tournament, demonstrating its uselessness. The only reason we needed to win it was because it exists. That’s not cognitive dissonance at all because the fact that it could only have hurt us reinforced Schafer’s argument that it is a mostly useless game.


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