Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|20 MAY 2018
The Swedes didn’t lose a single IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship game in Copenhagen, and finish atop our Power Rankings after defending their world title.
photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images
In our final Power Rankings of 2018, Sweden stays on top after winning its second straight gold medal. The plucky Swiss come second, while the United States is third. See you next year in Slovakia!
1   SWE Like Foppa taught us, there ain’t no gold like shootout gold
2   SUI Nazareth sang “Love Hurts,” we sing “Silver Hurts”
3   USA We shall cast a statue of Kane in bronze
4   CAN As Neil Young said, “It’s better to burn out than fade away”
5   FIN Our 2011 team was so good that Patrik Laine didn’t make it
6   RUS Comrades, our stickhandling needs to be fancier
7   CZE Jaromir? Have you been working out?
8   LAT We’re loud, we’re proud, and you took more penalties than us
9   SVK Thanks for the memories, Marian: here’s to new ones in 2019
10   DEN Duckly quacks “Thank you!” 520,481 times
11   GER Nobody’s perfect – just ask Bayern
12   FRA Denmark is nice, but we prefer Belarus and Austria
13   NOR At this level, we can’t rely on our Nordic good looks
14   AUT Sacher Torte > baked beans
15   BLR We shall return – with bigger mustaches
16   KOR Our peaceful people dream of the day when no one loses 13-1!

Click here to check out the previous editions of the Power Rankings.

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