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)
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.
No other details on next season's schedule.