Blackhawks to Saskatchewan?!
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 15: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks waits for a face-off against the Colorado Avalanche at the United Center on December 15, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Avalanche defeated the Blackhawks 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 Updated at 4:30 PM CDT
Jonathon Toews might have a chance to visit his namesake lake in Saskatchewan --- yes, that said Saskatchewan -- when the Hawks head up north next season for their first preseason game.
Only halfway through the season and preparations already underway for the Blackhawks in 2011-12.
The team announced its first pre-season game against the Edmonton Oilers in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Last year, Manitoba, which is located outside the province, named a lake after Toews, because he's so awesme.
The teams plan to play at the Credit Union Centre, the home of the Western Hockey League's Saskatoon Blades.
If you want to book your plane tickets now, the date is September 20, 2011. Plan for jet lag though, the shortest flight from Chicago is about 29 hours, according to FareCompare.com.
No other details on next season's schedule.