if you're looking not trolling for an answer. the other freshman is probably not playing games due to virus so he can continue to practice with varsity and not taking the chance if Freshman team is shutdown.
Or, he doesn't want to risk getting hurt playing awful hockey that is going to make him look awful, too.
The parents of the other freshman thought they got a spot in the varsity at the time of admission and committed to paying full tuition. They think being rostered on the freshman team is a breach of promise, and let their kid boycott to play as a protest.