Power Rankings: Virtual Edition
by IIHF.com|16 MAY 2020
Latvia’s Ronalds Kenins and Elvis Merzlikins are popular, and their nation is the people’s choice in our third Power Rankings of 2020.
photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images
Another big win for Latvia over the U.S. vaults this dynamic Baltic nation into first place in our third Power Rankings. Finland and Slovakia are hot on Latvia’s heels in the Virtual World Championship.
1 LAT Nobody pops this Baltic bubble!
2 FIN Virtual Russian superstars also refuse to dump it in
3 SVK Gothenburg, St. Petersburg... Virtualburg?
4 CAN Had a better week than Bryan Adams
5 CZE That win over Slovakia was bigger than Jagr’s thighs
6 RUS Remember, your virtual vote matters
7 SWE Someday a vaccine is gonna Kronwall this virus
8 SUI Norway and Italy are good at skiing
9 NOR We won! Woot! Break out the hand sanny!
10 USA From Kane to Matthews, our talent is unimpeachable
11 GER White Russians for everyone!
12 GBR Will we ever touch Daniel Craig’s abs again?
13 DEN We invented Lego, not hockey
14 BLR Belarusian machine sometimes breaks
15 KAZ Until we met Russia, it all felt pointless
16 ITA Where is our Marco Polo? Our Michelangelo? Our McMonagle?
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 this Virtual World Championship with scores based on fan voting. They are distinct from the official standings and IIHF World Ranking.