Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|05 JUN 2021
Canada, after advancing to a rematch of the 2019 gold medal game with defending champion Finland, tops our eighth Power Rankings of 2021.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
In an incredible turn of events, Canada has gone all the way from last place in our early 2021 Power Rankings to first place in our eighth edition, thanks to a 4-2 semi-final win over the Americans. Defending champion Finland moves up a notch after edging Germany 2-1, while the U.S. is third.
1 CAN It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Supermangiapane!
2 FIN The Big Blue Machine
3 USA Feb. 26, 1933: Work begins on the Golden Gate Bridge
4 GER If we win, we’ll go to Mallorca and use bronzer
5 ROC Still undefeated in the 1981 Canada Cup final
6 SUI Germans just don’t know how to have fun
7 CZE Hey Switzerland, wait till you hear about the Finns...
8 SVK Waited forever to get into the club, got kicked out
9 SWE Strindberg’s best-known play is Miss the Quarter-Finals
10 KAZ Teams that underestimated us were em-Barys-ed
11 LAT Canadians are weird
12 DEN Eating Duckly is bad karma
13 NOR Already practising our Mandarin
14 GBR Experts fear a 2022 resurgence of the relegation variant
15 BLR What if we rebranded as Bella Rustico: Tasty Hockey?
16 ITA Nice try, Belarus
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.