Palecco, who scored twice in the second and once in the third period, ignited an offensive explosion that erased an early 1-0 deficit with six straight goals to improve Yale’s record to 3-2 overall and in the ECAC. The Whippany, N.J., native’s first hat trick since midget hockey came in his first contest playing on the line with captain Ryan Hitchcock and junior Joe Snively, a dynamic combo that pitched in two goals and three assists.
“It was a special night,” said Palecco. “I can’t thank my teammates enough for showing me the ropes. It’s an honor to play with those guys [Snively, Hitchcock]. I was just looking to create some offense, and they make it easy. They both have such great vision.”