Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|20 FEB 2022
It's gold: Finnish player Hannes Bjorninen proudly shows his medal.
photo: Andrea Cardin / HHOF-IIHF Images
To the victors go the spoils, and that means the veteran Finns top our final 2022 Olympic men’s Power Rankings after their very first gold medal in Games history. The silver-medal ROC team is just a hair’s-breadth behind. The Slovaks, whose bronze victory marks their first Olympic medal of all time, nail down third place. Hockey fans, thank you for being amazing! This one-of-a-kind tournament is over, but our Power Rankings tradition will return soon.
1 FIN Year of the Tiger? Year of the Lions!
2 ROC We’ll be back – under a different name
3 SVK Boy outscores entire countries
4 SWE Oh, boy...
5 USA Only when we host do we get to boast
6 CAN Head of State: Queen Marie-Philip I
7 DEN Can all the tournaments be the Olympics?
8 SUI Paul DiPietro is already training
9 CZE Must stop creeping Slovakia’s Instagram
10 GER We miss our sauerkimchi!
11 LAT In Tampere, we’ll make some noise
12 CHN Confucius said: “I liked our compete level”
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The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of IIHF.com readers, and reflect the progress of teams during Olympic Winter Games. They are distinct from the official standings and IIHF Men's World Ranking.