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2010 Thruway Cup

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Thruway CupEach year, the International League's closest rivals compete for bragging rights of more than just position in the IL's North Division. Since 1998, the Thruway Cup Series has pitted the Buffalo Bisons, Rochester Red Wings and Syracuse Chiefs in a battle for the highway that connects them all together.

The three teams are separated by just 150 miles, and through the years have competed in some of the most memorable games in the history of the International League.

Since the inception of the competition, the Buffalo Bisons have enjoyed most of the bragging rights. After watching Rochester win in '98 and Syracuse claim victory in '99, the Herd took over. Buffalo won the Thruway Series in six seasons, claiming two Thruway Cups as symbol of their triumph.

Unique to this competition, it was agreed that any team winning the trophy three times would get to "retire" the cup and keep it as their own. Buffalo's back-to-back-to-back victories in 2000-2002 gave the team their first bit of hardware. After winning again in 2004 and 2006, the Bisons put together another victorious season in 2007, allowing them to make a permanent home for a second Thruway Cup trophy at Coca-Cola Field.

The Rochester Red Wings won the Cup in 2008 and 2009.

In 2010, the Thruway Cup has returned to Alliance Bank Stadium. By Virture of their 4-1 win over the Bisons on August 30, the Syracuse Chiefs have clinched the 2010 Thruway Series Championship.

 

2010 Thruway Cup Standings

Wins
Losses
GB
**Chiefs**
22
8
-
Bisons
15
15
7.0
Red Wings
7
21

14.0

 

2010 Thruway Cup Schedule

Date
Road
Home
Result
April 12
Bisons Syracuse
SYR, 9-1
April 13
Bisons Syracuse
SYR, 4-3
April 21
Bisons Rochester
ROC, 6-1
April 22
Bisons Rochester
BUF, 12-3
April 23
Rochester Syracuse
SYR, 8-3
April 24
Rochester Syracuse
SYR, 6-3
April 25
Rochester Syracuse
SYR, 4-2 (13)
April 26
Rochester Syracuse
ROC, 9-6
May 19 (1)
Syracuse Rochester
SYR ,8-5
May 19 (2)
Syracuse Rochester
SYR, 5-1
May 20
Syracuse Rochester
SYR, 4-3
May 21
Syracuse Rochester
SYR, 6-1
May 31
Syracuse Bisons
SYR, 7-4
June 1
Syracuse Bisons
BUF, 4-1
June 2
Syracuse Bisons
SYR, 6-3
June 3
Syracuse Bisons
SYR, 7-1
June 29
Syracuse Bisons
BUF, 6-1
June 30
Syracuse Bisons
BUF, 9-4
July 1
Rochester Bisons
BUF, 4-0
July 2
Rochester Bisons
BUF, 12-4
July 3
Rochester Bisons
ROC, 4-0
July 4
Bisons Syracuse
BUF, 10-2
July 5
Bisons Syracuse
SYR, 8-6
July 6
Bisons Syracuse
SYR, 5-4
July 7
Bisons Syracuse
BUF, 6-2
July 10
Bisons Rochester
BUF, 11-6
July 11
Bisons Rochester
ROC, 5-4
July 19
Bisons Rochester
BUF, 6-2
July 20
Bisons Rochester
BUF, 1-0
July 21
Rochester Bisons
ROC, 9-2
July 22
Rochester Bisons
ROC, 10-0
August 5
Syracuse Rochester
SYR, 8-2
August 6
Syracuse Rochester
SYR, 4-3 (13)
August 7
Rochester Syracuse
ROC, 3-2
August 8
Rochester Syracuse
SYR, 7-4
August 18
Rochester Bisons
BUF, 7-6
August 19
Rochester Bisons
BUF, 4-3
August 20
Rochester Bisons
BUF, 7-3
August 26
Bisons Syracuse
SYR, 5-4 (14)
August 27
Bisons Syracuse
SYR, 4-2
August 30
Syracuse Bisons
SYR, 4-1 (10)
August 31
Syracuse Bisons
SYR, 6-4
September 1
Rochester Syracuse
SYR, 7-2
September 2
Rochester Syracuse
SYR, 7-3
September 3
Syracuse Rochester
-
September 4
Syracuse Rochester
-
September 5
Bisons Rochester
-
September 6
Bisons Rochester
-