Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|12 MAY 2022
After winning their first Olympic hockey gold medal ever in Beijing, the Finns top our first Power Rankings of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Welcome to our kickoff edition of the 2022 Power Rankings! We missed you, you missed us, and Finland doesn’t want to miss out on its chance to win an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on home ice after making history with Olympic gold in Beijing. However, the Finns, who debut in first place, will have plenty of competition from the likes of second-place Canada, the defending World Champions from 2021, and third-place Switzerland, which boasts key NHL talent up front and brings strong teamwork.
1 FIN Gotta win or our fans will have a Tampere tantrum
2 CAN What? Second? We’re the bestest of the best!
3 SUI Nico! Timo! Let’s gooooooooo!
4 CZE Jalonen + lions with crowns = gold for sure
5 GER We have the best Finnish coach named Toni
6 SWE What we need is an all-Havelid roster
7 SVK Uncage the Slafkovsky!
8 USA Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
9 DEN Aging, but looked hot in Beijing
10 LAT New plan: beat Canada 2-0 on the last day
11 NOR Like a fjord, we’re kinda just always here
12 KAZ No relation to Zack Kassian
13 ITA Too many legionaries, not enough centurions
14 GBR Who needs gold when you’ve got the Platinum Jubilee?
15 FRA Exactement comme le retour de Mario Lemieux
16 AUT Follow every rainbow till you find your dream!
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.