No. 3 Colorado College scored 37 seconds into the game and never trailed, winning 4-1 over last-place Alaska-Anchorage in the first round of Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.
Anchorage, a team that has only won once in its last 18 games, was determined to make it tough for the WCHA champions.
But freshman center Tyler Johnson had a goal and an assist and defenseman Jack Hillen added two assists.
CC, which has not advanced to the WCHA Final Five since 2004-05, will try to punch its ticket to the St. Paul, Minn., starting at 7:07 p.m. Saturday at World Arena.