Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|23 MAY 2021
The Red Machine is on fire and took first place after two full rounds in the Power Rankings.
photo: Chris Tanouye / HHOF-IIHF Images
In our second edition of the 2021 Power Rankings, Russia takes over first place after outscoring its opponents 11-4 through two games. The red-hot German offence is good for second place, while Switzerland enjoys third place after staying perfect by limiting Denmark to just four shots.
1 ROC Kim Philby also spilled the secrets of the British breakout
2 GER Nothing stops Reichel, not even Kirk McLean’s stacked pads
3 SUI Meier is straight fire
4 SVK Beat up Belarus, didn’t bow to Bowns
5 KAZ Future host of the IIHF World Shootout Championship
6 FIN Oh no! We’re gonna get shut out by Norway!
7 USA And here’s to you, Mr. Robertson
8 BLR If Taylor was any quicker, we’d call him Taylor Swift
9 LAT So in Beijing, it’ll be a U.S.-Latvia final, right?
10 DEN Imagine a world where every Jensen gets a hat trick
11 NOR If Meier is straight fire, Trettenes must be on fleek
12 CZE Yay, we can’t be relegated! Yay!
13 GBR “Sheldon? It’s Adam. Can we borrow Auston?”
14 ITA On-ice vision, no – Eurovision, si!
15 SWE Should we tell the children about Salt Lake?
16 CAN As Canadians, we have one goal, and one goal only
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.