DeSantis Blasts ‘Discriminatory’ NHL Barring White Men From Hockey Summit

MATLACHA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference on the island of Matlacha on October 05, 2022 in Matlacha Florida. DeSantis delivered remarks about the completion of a temporary bridge to reconnect the island, and Pine Island as well, to the mainland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Gov. Ron DeSantis warned the National Hockey League’s that he would not tolerate the league’s “discriminatory” plans to hold a Pathway to Hockey Summit, but bar white men from attending.
  • DeSantis’ office warned the NHL that “discrimination of any sort is not welcome in the state of Florida, and we do not abide by the woke notion that discrimination should be overlooked if applied in a politically popular manner or against a politically unpopular demographic.”
  • He added: “We are fighting all discrimination in our schools and our workplaces, and we will fight it in publicly accessible places of meeting or activity. We call upon the National Hockey League to immediately remove and denounce the discriminatory prohibitions it has imposed on attendance to the 2023 ‘Pathway to Hockey’ summit.”


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