UPDATE: NHL Caves After Getting Cross-Checked By DeSantis

  • The National Hockey League has backtracked following criticism from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the league’s plans to hold a “discriminatory” job fair that would only allow certain groups of people to attend.
  • The event, titled “Pathway to Hockey Summit” is scheduled for on Feb. 2 during the 2023 All Star Festivities in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and seeks to help “diverse job seekers who are pursuing careers in hockey.”
  • According to a now-deleted post by the NHL promoting the event on LinkedIn, the event would not be open to white people, except for veterans. It read: “Participants must be 18 years of age or older, based in the U.S., and identify as female, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and/or a person with a disability. Veterans are also welcome and encouraged to attend.”
  • The league now said that the event is open to anyone age 18 or older.