BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington Thunder forward Jack Jenkins celebrated his commitment to the University of Notre Dame earlier in the week with a pair of goals in a 5-1 United States Hockey League win over the Madison Capitols on Friday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum.
Matt Mendelson opened the scoring for the Thunder with a power play goal at 13:42 to stake Bloomington to a 1-0 lead at the first intermission.
Ryan Siroky scored just 1:21 into the second period before Jenkins netted his first at 14:39 to up the margin to 3-0.
Charlie Gerard finally got Madison on the board late in the second period, beating Bloomington goalie Hayden Lavigne at 17:05 to cut the lead to 3-1. Lavigne, coming off a 43-save performance at Muskegon on Monday, turned aside 30 of 31 Capitol shots to pick up the win.
Jenkins got his second goal at 15:21 of the third period while Logan Lambdin added an empty-netter at 19:19 to close out the scoring.
Bloomington, which outshot Madison, 36-31, was also 2-of-4 on the power play while holding the Capitols scoreless on five man advantage opportunities. Jeremy Davies added a pair of assists for the Thunder.