Staying Home: Jr. Amerks Tender Local New York Forward Owen King

May 8, 2024

Fairport, N.Y. — The Rochester Jr. Americans have tendered New York native Owen King, reinforcing their commitment to developing local talent.

King, slated for Division I hockey with Providence, joins the Jr. Americans after starting last season with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL, where injury sidelined him. 

King’s hockey journey includes three seasons with Bishop Kearney Selects, tallying 157 points in 189 games. He follows a lineage of notable BK Selects alumni who have transitioned to the Jr. Americans, including Clay O’Donnell, Dexter Kichline, Mitch Kneidel, Jaden Dyke, Cole O’Donnell, Florian Wade, and Michael Sandruck. 

The Bishop Kearney Selects have had plenty of recent success, in both winning and developing young players. In 2022 they won the 14U, 15O and 18U New York State Championships. In that same year, they won the 16U National Championship.

King has worked closely with Jr. Amerks head coach Francois Methot via the RIC Academy. King also played his youth hockey through the Jr. Amerks Youth Organization. He has used Next Level Strength and Conditioning to develop into a well-rounded two way forward. According to his Elite Prospects profile, he stands at 5’11” and 161 lbs. He was born in 2005 giving him two seasons of NAHL eligibility. 

A tender is a contract, of sorts. A player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders – plus or minus any trades. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

Welcome to Rowdy Town, U.S.A. Owen!

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The Rochester Jr. Americans are members of the NAHL which is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States and one of only two USA Hockey-certified leagues that operate under the non pay-to-play model. The NAHL is also one of the best at advancing players to NCAA and professional hockey. All league games are viewable via NAHLTV. For more information, visit


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