Posted on January 16, 2023

NHL Backtracks After Ron DeSantis’ Office Blasts Woke Job Fair

Heather Hunter, Washington Examiner, January 14, 2023

The National Hockey League caved Friday night after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called out the league out for planning a “discriminatory” job fair limited to certain genders and ethnicities.

“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,” read the now-deleted LinkedIn post for NHL’s “Pathway to Hockey Summit” event.

The governor’s team swiftly responded to the post on the event planned on Feb. 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


The post for the Ft. Lauderdale event was reportedly deleted Friday night, and the league clarified that the event is open to anyone ages 18 or older.