The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team is one game away from next weekend’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Frozen Faceoff after a convincing 7-1 in the opening game win over Colorado College in their best-of-three series Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Nick Schmaltz scored a career-high two goals to lead the Fighting Hawks (29-5-3). Chipping in one goal each were Coltyn Sanderson, Shane Gersich, Luke Johnson, Matt Shaw and Joel Janatuinen. Taner Ockey scored the only goal for the Tigers (6-28-1). UND goalie Cam Johnson had 15 saves, while CC’s Jacob Nehama kicked out 27 shots. The two teams meet again at 7:07 tonight. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.