Sweden tops World Ranking

Tre Kronor remains first, Canada jumps to third

Bolshoy Ice Dome Sochi  Russia

After reaching the gold medal game thanks to a semi-final win over Finland, the Swedes won silver - and remain in first place in the IIHF World Ranking. Photo: Jeff Vinnick / HHOF-IIHF Images

Thanks to reaching the gold medal game Sweden remained in first place of the post-Olympic 2014 IIHF World Ranking.

The ranking reflects the results of the 2014 Olympics and the four most recent IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships (2010-2013). A second edition of the ranking this season will be published following the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

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Sweden is again followed by Finland while Canada moved up from fifth to third place after defending its Olympic title in Sochi while Russia (4th) and the Czech Republic (5th) each dropped down one place.

The United States (6th), Switzerland (7th), Slovakia (8th) and Norway (9th) remain in their positions while Latvia moved up to 10th place thanks to the quarter-final qualification at the expense of Germany (11th), which lost its Olympic Qualification tournament.

Slovenia made the biggest jump after not only qualifying for Sochi but even reaching the quarter-finals – the best performance ever by Slovenia at a top-level event even if you include Yugoslavia’s results before Slovenia’s independence. The Sochi success moved Slovenia up from 17th to 14th place.

Korea made another big move after improving results in the Olympic Qualification. The host of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games went up from 25th to 23rd place same as Great Britain, from 22nd to 20th place.



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