The Victoria Shamrocks are pleased to announce that goaltender Aaron Bold is returning in 2017.
The last time he was on the floor at the Q-Centre in Colwood, Bold was hoisting the Mann Cup trophy over his head. The 31 year-old Victoria native enjoyed a truly remarkable year in 2015 as he captured a rare lacrosse version of the triple crown, earning a National Lacrosse League championship and a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship to go along with the Mann Cup championship with the Shamrocks. He won a second NLL championship in 2016 and was named the Champions Cup MVP. Widely recognized as being among the very best goaltenders in lacrosse today, Bold, returns to backstop the Shamrocks in their bid to get back on top this year, having played a critical role in 2015 when he captured the WLA Playoff MVP award.
“It’s a true honour to be part of the Victoria Shamrocks organization once again,” Bold said. “I’m excited to play in front of my home crowd and to play along-side great players and coaching staff. I’m looking forward to continuing the winning culture that comes hand in hand with the Shamrocks.”
As was the case in 2015, Bold will play on a part-time basis during the regular season due to business considerations in Edmonton where he currently resides, but he will be available full-time for the post-season. The Shamrocks will use a three-goalie system this year that will see Bold partnering with returning veterans Cody Hagedorn and Adam Shute.
“Having Aaron in net gives everyone that extra bit of confidence and you can’t underestimate how important that is when the pressure is on,” said Shamrocks general manager Chris Welch. “You’ve probably heard it said that you build from the net out and defense wins championships. I think both of those things are true and with Aaron in the mix, the last line of our defense is very strong.”
Shamrocks practices are Monday and Wednesday from 6pm-7:30pm at The Q Centre.
The Victoria Shamrocks first home game is May 19th vs Langley Thunder with season tickets starting at just $45 for kids and can be bundled with an adult for only $150. Tickets can be purchased at Victoriashamrocks.com, phoning 250-478-ROCK(7625) or at the team store located at 967 Langford Parkway.