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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 Third Thruway cup was won by the Rochester Red Wings in 2008 and 2009 and then the Chiefs last season.

*The Syracuse Chiefs Have Clinched the 2011 Thruway Cup*

Wins
Losses
GB
Syracuse Chiefs
19
10
-
Buffalo Bisons
14
17
X
Rochester Red Wings
12
18

X

 

2011 Thruway Cup Schedule

Date
Matchup
Result
Date
Matchup
Result
April 7
Syracuse at Bisons
SYR, 8-5
July 5
Bisons at Syracuse
BUF, 11-6
April 8
Syracuse at Bisons
BUF, 3-2(13)
July 14
Rochester at Bisons
BUF, 5-3
April 19(1)
Rochester at Bisons
ROC, 3-1
July 15
Rochester at Bisons
BUF, 8-4
April 19(2)
Rochester at Bisons
ROC, 2-0
July 16
Bisons at Rochester
ROC, 4-2
April 21(1)
Rochester at Bisons
BUF, 4-2(10)
July 17
Bisons at Rochester
BUF, 13-4
April 21(2)
Rochester at Bisons
BUF, 4-1
July 19
Bisons at Syracuse
SYR, 4-3(12)
April 26
Bisons at Rochester
BUF, 5-0
July 20(1)
Bisons at Syracuse
SYR, 7-6(8)
April 27
Bisons at Rochester
ROC, 3-2
July 20(2)
Bisons at Syracuse
SYR, 9-5
April 28
Bisons at Rochester
ROC, 8-6
July 21
Bisons at Syracuse
BUF, 5-2
April 28
Bisons at Rochester
BUF, 3-2
Aug. 1
Bisons at Rochester
BUF, 9-6
April 30
Rochester at Syracuse
SYR, 3-0
Aug. 2
Bisons at Rochester
ROC, 7-3
May 1
Rochester at Syracuse
ROC, 9-6
Aug. 8

Bisons at Syracuse

SYR, 8-2
May 2
Rochester at Syracuse
SYR, 3-2
Aug. 9
Bisons at Syracuse
SYR, 3-2(11)
May 21
Syracuse at Rochster
SYR, 2-0
Aug. 10
Syracuse at Bisons
SYR, 6-1
May 22
Syracuse at Rochster
SYR, 9-3
Aug. 11
Syracuse at Bisons
BUF, 3-2
May 23
Syracuse at Rochster
ROC, 5-0
Aug. 26(1)
Rochester at Syracuse
ROC, 2-0
May 24
Syracuse at Rochster
ROC, 10-4
Aug. 26(2)
Rochester at Syracuse
ROC, 3-2
June 24
Rochester at Syracuse
SYR, 10-3
Aug. 27
Rochester at Syracuse
SYR, 4-3
June 25
Rochester at Syracuse
ROC, 6-2(7)
Aug. 28
Rochester at Bisons
BUF, 3-1
June 26
Rochester at Syracuse
SYR, 9-2
Aug. 29
Rochester at Bisons
BUF, 6-5
June 27
Syracuse at Rochster
SYR, 11-2
Aug. 31
Syracuse at Bisons
SYR, 3-1
July 2
Syracuse at Rochster
SYR, 5-6 (11)
Sept. 1
Syracuse at Bisons
July 3
Syracuse at Bisons
SYR, 4-10
Sept. 2
Syracuse at Rochester
July 4
Syracuse at Bisons
SYR, 2-4
Sept. 3
Syracuse at Rochester