Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|30 MAY 2021
With the quarter-finals approaching, the ROC team is prospering atop our fifth Power Rankings of 2021.
photo: Chris Tanouye / HHOF-IIHF Images
In our fifth Power Rankings, coach Valeri Bragin’s ROC team takes over first place with 12 points in just five games. Defending champion Finland is second after a tight OT win over host Latvia, and the Swiss sit third after thumping Belarus.
1 ROC Samonov is ROC-solid
2 FIN In Finnish hockey history, he is the greatest Anton
3 SUI We’d prefer a 6-0 record, but we’ll take it
4 USA Herb Brooks didn’t bag skate us
5 SVK We need more hot men named Peter
6 KAZ Leave the gun, take the cannoli
7 SWE Our fans are amazing – they never stop biting their nails
8 CZE We focused on ourselves, not Paddington
9 CAN A Canadian team will win Game Seven
10 GER Holzer learns Havertz’s salary, demands raise
11 DEN It’s like dating: you gotta shoot your shot
12 LAT Go, teams that beat us, go! Yes, we are masochists!
13 NOR Our D-men are delightfully uninhibited
14 GBR Boris gets married, we get massacred
15 BLR No tailor-made solution for bailing out these princes
16 ITA “Mangiapane” means “Italy is toast”
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.