Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|21 MAY 2021
The Finns, who defeated Canada 3-1 for gold in Bratislava in 2019, kick off our 2021 Power Rankings in first place.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
It's what you've been waiting for – the Power Rankings are back for 2021! In our pre-tournament first edition, defending champion Finland under head coach Jukka Jalonen leads the way, with Russia and Sweden hot on their heels.
1 FIN Didn’t allow a single goal in 2020
2 ROC Oh Kuch...your new hip is so sexy...
3 SWE Nobody can stop us in a gold-medal shootout
4 CZE Clearly, we have the best Filips
5 CAN We’d beat the Salt Lake team – those guys are like 50 now
6 USA Can we rename this country Latvia Placid?
7 SUI Kneel before Zug!
8 GER Eating kimchi and whistling Tchaikovsky
9 SVK When we hosted, everyone breathed on each other
10 LAT Nobody can stop us in an online vote
11 NOR Let’s do a lockdown in the defensive zone!
12 DEN Swedes are so smug about their shootouts
13 BLR It’s like having dinner at your ex’s house
14 GBR So far, this is going better than the Super League
15 KAZ Love in an elevator, livin’ it up, we’re not goin’ down
16 ITA Guarisci presto!
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.