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Barack Obama will welcome the Stanley Cup, Chicago Blackhawks on March 11

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President Barack Obama holds the Stanley Cup as he welcomes the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team, reflected in mirror, to honor them for their 2009 Stanley Cup championship victory, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)


It’s a ceremony that has become so deeply ingrained in sports that video games have begun emulating it: when your team wins a championship, it’s only a matter of time before you get to meet the president.

Perhaps the function might be a little more personal for Barack Obama this time around, being that the Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks reside in his old headquarters in Chicago. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane & Co. will visit the White House on March 11 at 3pm ET.

Following the ceremony, Michelle Obama and Gary Bettman will help promote Obama and USA Hockey’s contribution to the Let’s Move! venture (check out the First Lady’s commercial here).

Sounds like it should be a lot of fun, even if we don’t get the pleasure of watching Dustin Byfuglien greet the most powerful man in the world in a huge suit.