Power Rankings: Virtual Edition
by IIHF.com|21 MAY 2020
The wins just keep coming as Latvia makes Virtual Worlds history and beats Canada en route to a semi-final berth and another stint atop our Power Rankings.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Latvia’s never placed higher than seventh at a real-life IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, but at these Virtual Worlds, anything is possible. The Latvians defeated mighty Canada in their quarter-final, and they remain on top of the Power Rankings. The Czechs hold down second and the Finns stay third.
1 LAT Yes! We won a quarantine-final!!!!
2 CZE And thus we honour the ancient lore of Zbynek Irgl
3 FIN Virtual Sakari Manninen is the man!
4 SVK We’ve inspired a new generation to not finish ninth
5 SWE Den glider in, den glider OUT
6 SUI Our restaurants are open – unfortunately, so was our net
7 CAN Henderson has not scored for Canada
8 RUS VK, clearly, does not stand for “Valeri Kharlamov”
9 NOR We should have dressed up as Vikings
10 GBR We tried hard to give better interviews than Prince Andrew
11 USA Beating the Swiss would’ve been just what the doctor ordered
12 GER So if #97 has 97 points, shouldn’t Draisaitl wear #110?
13 DEN We can all get tested now! It’s more fun than facing Canada!
14 ITA Baby? When Serie A ain’t there for you, we can be Plan B
15 BLR In the Virtual Worlds, there are no viruses
16 KAZ Moving forward, we must protect our vulnerable goalies
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.