Jhonas Enroth

Masked mystery man Ryan Zapolski is best hope for US medal

Ryan Zapolski didn't start playing goaltender until he was 12, didn't get a scholarship offer and wasn't drafted by an NHL team.

So it doesn't bother him that he goes into the Olympics as a player not a whole lot of people have heard of. Zapolski lacks the name recognition and NHL experience of Canada's Ben Scrivens, Sweden's Jhonas Enroth or Finland's Karri Ramo, but the 31-year-old from Erie, Pennsylvania, is the United States' best hope to contend for a men's hockey medal.

"It's something I'm pretty proud of in my career, always having to work a little bit harder than the next guy to get the chance and taking advantage of every opportunity I had. This is just another...