As I was checking up on other efforts to combat homophobia in hockey and sports (because that is how everyone spends their spring break), I encountered a pretty inspiring and cool story of a high school hockey player coming out to his family, teammates, and classmates.
the link has been taken down because the player was a minor, but all over the interwebs you can find stories of younger athletes coming out and being accepted by their peers.
Anytime you can place the weight of Henrik Lundqvist and Daniel Alfredsson behind a cause, you can deliver a powerful message. Everyone always complains how homophobia can only be wiped out if an all star comes out and can be more or less a poster child. However, maybe attitudes are changing enough that instead of waiting for current athletes to come out, a generation of already out athletes will come on to the scene. This perspective enables us to be active agents for change to make schools more accepting places, rather than sitting around and waiting for others to lead the way.