PHILADELPHIA - Daniel Ciampini and Union College are thriving on college hockey's biggest stage.
Ciampini broke a third-period tie with the second of his three goals to help Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals Thursday night.
The Dutchmen (31-6-4) advanced to the final for the first time. They face the Minnesota-North Dakota winner in the title game Saturday night.
"When I came in here as a freshman, there were goals set, but our ultimate goal was not to win the national championship that year," said Ciampini, a junior. "It's just been growing each year."
Mat Bodie and Mike Vecchione also scored and Colin Stevens made 34 saves for Union, a liberal arts college in Schenectady, N.Y., with 2,200 students.
Ciampini broke a 2-2 tie with BC (28-8-4) on a power play, tipping in Shayne Gostisbehere's one-timer.
TARKANIAN IN HOSPITAL: Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, 83, was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital after relatives said he was feeling weak and having trouble breathing. Tarkanian, who was inducted last year into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, remained sedated Thursday morning while doctors tried to determine what was behind his ailments.
MIAMI: QB Ryan Williams, the leading candidate to start in the fall, had surgery for a torn right ACL, and expects to play in 2014.
MICHIGAN: Forward Jon Horford, brother of former Gator Horford, plans to transfer for his final season of basketball eligibility.
MISSOURI: A police investigation of a suspected burglary involving receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was closed without an arrest, primarily because of reluctant witnesses who fear retaliation and harassment, the report said. Columbia police reported an 18-year-old student said Green-Beckham forced open her apartment door trying to see his girlfriend. The woman said Green-Beckham pushed her down at least four stairs. Coach Gary Pinkel put the junior on indefinite suspension. ... Basketball coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price, a transfer from Louisville, off the team. Price was arrested twice last week on four counts of suspicion of assault.
UNLV: The Rebels lost their appeal and will not be eligible for the Mountain West title game or a bowl berth in 2014 after failing to reach the minimum Academic Progress Rate score.