The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of IIHF.com readers, and reflect the progress of teams during the IIHF World Championship. They are distinct from the official IIHF World Ranking.

Power Rankings (as of May 23)

1.

CZECH REPUBLIC
We are the Czechs, my friends, and we kept on fighting till the end

2.

RUSSIA
Silver is the colour of heartbreak

3.

SWEDEN
Anders Lindback was perfect in the bronze medal game

4.

GERMANY
Do you believe in German miracles? Yes!

5.

SWITZERLAND
Ask not for whom the cowbell tolls: it tolls for thee

6.

FINLAND
Time for sauna and Koskenkorva

7.

CANADA
Just like the Olympics (Turin, that is)

8.

DENMARK
It's great to be number eight!

9.

NORWAY
Got a year to work on our PK

10.

BELARUS
We must clone Ruslan Salei

11.

LATVIA
Once again, we're the world's number one Baltic hockey state

12.

SLOVAKIA
For 2011, we guarantee great beer and gorgeous women

13.

USA
Any chance we could hold this thing in Vegas?

14.

FRANCE
We've completed the non-relegation hat trick!

15.

ITALY
This sports car is out of gas

16.

KAZAKHSTAN
Tournament's over, and not one joke about that comedian!



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