Years of friendship can be shoved down the toilet, just looking for the supposed better opportunity.
The grass is often just as green where you are.
People leave for many reasons and ALL of them are valid. Same goes for cutting a kid.
Why should a friendship end just because a parent chose a different pathway? You don't see this with baseball, lax or even school choice? If a family chooses to leave, wish them well and have a beer with them the next time you see them.
Some coaches feel they own the players in youth hockey.
all valid reason to move on.. better team, better coaching, better environment, less drama, convenience, better cost