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  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center, with Isaac MacLeod, right, beside Demko during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semfinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center, with Isaac MacLeod, right, beside Demko during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semfinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center, with Isaac MacLeod, right, beside Demko during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semfinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center, with Isaac MacLeod, right, beside Demko during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semfinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Colin Stevens, left, celebrates the win with Daniel Ciampini, right, following the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Colin Stevens, left, celebrates the win with Daniel Ciampini, right, following the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Colin Stevens, left, celebrates the win with Daniel Ciampini, right, following the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Colin Stevens, left, celebrates the win with Daniel Ciampini, right, following the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union players salute their fans following an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union players salute their fans following an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union players salute their fans following an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union players salute their fans following an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, right, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, right, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, right, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, right, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • With the puck by Union's Daniel Carr's hand, Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center top, pokes it with his stick as Michael Sit (18), Ian McCoshen (3), Brendan Silk (9) and Michael Matheson (5) come to Demko's aid during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    With the puck by Union's Daniel Carr's hand, Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center top, pokes it with his stick as Michael Sit (18), Ian McCoshen (3), Brendan Silk (9) and Michael Matheson (5) come to Demko's aid during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • With the puck by Union's Daniel Carr's hand, Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center top, pokes it with his stick as Michael Sit (18), Ian McCoshen (3), Brendan Silk (9) and Michael Matheson (5) come to Demko's aid during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    With the puck by Union's Daniel Carr's hand, Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center top, pokes it with his stick as Michael Sit (18), Ian McCoshen (3), Brendan Silk (9) and Michael Matheson (5) come to Demko's aid during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Colin Stevens, left, stops a hot by Boston College's Patrick Brown, center, with Union's Charlie Vasaturo, right, and Cole Ikkala looking on during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Colin Stevens, left, stops a hot by Boston College's Patrick Brown, center, with Union's Charlie Vasaturo, right, and Cole Ikkala looking on during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Colin Stevens, left, stops a hot by Boston College's Patrick Brown, center, with Union's Charlie Vasaturo, right, and Cole Ikkala looking on during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Colin Stevens, left, stops a hot by Boston College's Patrick Brown, center, with Union's Charlie Vasaturo, right, and Cole Ikkala looking on during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, front, reacts to scoring his second goal with Boston College's Michael Sit, back skating behind during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Daniel Ciampini, front, reacts to scoring his second goal with Boston College's Michael Sit, back skating behind during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Boston College's Steven Santini, right, celebrates his goal with Thatcher Demko, left, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Union, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Boston College's Steven Santini, right, celebrates his goal with Thatcher Demko, left, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Union, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Boston College's Steven Santini, right, celebrates his goal with Thatcher Demko, left, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Union, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Boston College's Steven Santini, right, celebrates his goal with Thatcher Demko, left, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Union, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Mike Vecchione, top, leaps into the arms of Sebastien Gingras, center, after scoring a goal with Nick Cruice, bottom, approaching during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Mike Vecchione, top, leaps into the arms of Sebastien Gingras, center, after scoring a goal with Nick Cruice, bottom, approaching during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Mike Vecchione, top, leaps into the arms of Sebastien Gingras, center, after scoring a goal with Nick Cruice, bottom, approaching during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Mike Vecchione, top, leaps into the arms of Sebastien Gingras, center, after scoring a goal with Nick Cruice, bottom, approaching during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, center, tips the puck past Union's Colin Stevens, right, for a goal during the first period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, center, tips the puck past Union's Colin Stevens, right, for a goal during the first period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, center, tips the puck past Union's Colin Stevens, right, for a goal during the first period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, center, tips the puck past Union's Colin Stevens, right, for a goal during the first period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, right, shoots the puck past Boston College's Thatcher Demko for a goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Daniel Ciampini, right, shoots the puck past Boston College's Thatcher Demko for a goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, right, shoots the puck past Boston College's Thatcher Demko for a goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Daniel Ciampini, right, shoots the puck past Boston College's Thatcher Demko for a goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Mat Bodie shoots the puck during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Mat Bodie shoots the puck during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Mat Bodie shoots the puck during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Mat Bodie shoots the puck during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Mat Bodie reacts to his goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Mat Bodie reacts to his goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Mat Bodie reacts to his goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Mat Bodie reacts to his goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, front, reacts to scoring his second goal with Boston College's Michael Sit, back skating behind during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Union's Daniel Ciampini, front, reacts to scoring his second goal with Boston College's Michael Sit, back skating behind during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center, with Isaac MacLeod, right, beside Demko during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semfinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center, with Isaac MacLeod, right, beside Demko during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semfinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Colin Stevens, left, celebrates the win with Daniel Ciampini, right, following the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Colin Stevens, left, celebrates the win with Daniel Ciampini, right, following the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union players salute their fans following an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union players salute their fans following an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, right, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, left, reacts to his goal on Boston College's Thatcher Demko, right, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • With the puck by Union's Daniel Carr's hand, Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center top, pokes it with his stick as Michael Sit (18), Ian McCoshen (3), Brendan Silk (9) and Michael Matheson (5) come to Demko's aid during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • With the puck by Union's Daniel Carr's hand, Boston College's Thatcher Demko, center top, pokes it with his stick as Michael Sit (18), Ian McCoshen (3), Brendan Silk (9) and Michael Matheson (5) come to Demko's aid during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Colin Stevens, left, stops a hot by Boston College's Patrick Brown, center, with Union's Charlie Vasaturo, right, and Cole Ikkala looking on during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Colin Stevens, left, stops a hot by Boston College's Patrick Brown, center, with Union's Charlie Vasaturo, right, and Cole Ikkala looking on during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, front, reacts to scoring his second goal with Boston College's Michael Sit, back skating behind during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Boston College's Steven Santini, right, celebrates his goal with Thatcher Demko, left, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Union, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Boston College's Steven Santini, right, celebrates his goal with Thatcher Demko, left, during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal against Union, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Mike Vecchione, top, leaps into the arms of Sebastien Gingras, center, after scoring a goal with Nick Cruice, bottom, approaching during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Mike Vecchione, top, leaps into the arms of Sebastien Gingras, center, after scoring a goal with Nick Cruice, bottom, approaching during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, center, tips the puck past Union's Colin Stevens, right, for a goal during the first period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, center, tips the puck past Union's Colin Stevens, right, for a goal during the first period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, right, shoots the puck past Boston College's Thatcher Demko for a goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, right, shoots the puck past Boston College's Thatcher Demko for a goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament semifinal, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Mat Bodie shoots the puck during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Mat Bodie shoots the puck during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Mat Bodie reacts to his goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Mat Bodie reacts to his goal during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Union's Daniel Ciampini, front, reacts to scoring his second goal with Boston College's Michael Sit, back skating behind during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Philadelphia — Daniel Ciampini and tiny 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 hockey semifinals Thursday night.

The Dutchmen (31-6-4) advanced to the final for the first time. They will face Minnesota — a 2-1 winner over North Dakota in the second semifinal— in the championship 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, now 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 only 2,200 students.

Johnny Gaudreau, Steve Santini, Ryan Fitzgerald and Patrick Brown scored for Boston College (28-8-4), trying to make its fifth title game appearance in eight years.

Ciampini broke a 2-2 tie on a power play at 6:31 of the third period, tipping in Shayne Gostisbehere’s one-timer from the point.

“I got very, very lucky,” Ciampini said. “Shayne blasted my stick away there — it broke on the tip. It’s good that I can produce.”

Only 18 seconds later, Union’s Matt Hatch was given a major penalty and game misconduct for checking Scott Savage from behind into the boards, giving Boston College a 5-minute power play.

“We were pretty sure if we kill that, we get the momentum,” Gostisbehere said.

Sure enough, he was right.

The Eagles failed to score and, only seconds after the power play ended, Vecchione gave Union a two-goal advantage off a rebound after goalie Thatcher Demko stopped Kevin Sullivan on a breakaway attempt.

“They’re a great shot-blocking team,” Brown said. “I was in front and I couldn’t even see the puck because they had two or three guys in the lane every time.”

“We just never quite got in sync on that major penalty,” Boston College coach Jerry York said.

Union is 21-1-1 when it scores at least four goals.

Minnesota 2, North Dakota 1

Philadelphia — Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota (28-6-6) a victory over North Dakota in the NCAA hockey semifinals.

Holl scored his first goal of the season, beating Zane Gothberg to the glove side with a shot just inside the post.

Sam Warning opened the scoring for Minnesota with 9:09 left, and Connor Gaarder tied it for North Dakota 32 seconds later. Adam Wilcox made 36 saves for Minnesota, and Gothberg stopped 26 shots.

Minnesota advanced to its 11th championship game and first since 2003, the year it won the last of its five titles.