Switzerland, USA move up too; 2014 Worlds seeding known
The Swedish players celebrate a goal in the semi-final clash against Finland. Thanks to the win Tre Kronor took over first place in the 2013 IIHF Men’s World Ranking. Photo: Richard Wolowicz / HHOF-IIHF Images
STOCKHOLM – After making the gold medal game, Sweden moved from fourth to first place in the 2013 IIHF Men’s World Ranking. The Swedes are followed by Finland, Russia, the Czech Republic and Canada.
STOCKHOLM – Switzerland’s Roman Josi won three honours at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The Nashville Predators defenceman was Most Valuable Player, Best Defenceman and selected for the All-Star Team.
Team ticking like Swiss watch, aiming for historic gold
STOCKHOLM – History will be written today when either Sweden will end the home-ice curse or Switzerland will become World Champion for the first time. Who is the builder behind the success of Switzerland’s “Red Machine”?
STOCKHOLM – Somewhere Andy Roach is smiling. Team USA earned its first bronze medal since 2004 with a 3-2 shootout win over Finland. John Gibson once again played well beyond his years in the medal winning game.
STOCKHOLM – Sweden has a chance to become the first team since 1986 to win the World Championship on home ice. Standing in the way is an incredible story of the Swiss national team whose narrative includes a nine-game unbeaten streak.