Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|24 MAY 2022
Finnish players like Esa Lindell (left) and Marko Anttila (right) are all smiles as their team occupies first place in the sixth Power Rankings of the 2022 Worlds.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Get ready to bite your fingernails! The quarter-finals are next, and the host Finns – who have allowed the tournament’s fewest goals by far – are sitting pretty in first place in our sixth Power Rankings of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The unbeaten Swiss, coming off a hard-fought 4-3 shootout win over Germany, are second, while Sweden holds down third place.
1 FIN Fun fact: the word “Tampere” has “team” in it
2 SUI From the first shift, we’ll devalue their currency
3 SWE Kneel before Nylander!
4 GER When Plachta kneels, it makes highlight reels
5 CAN The “Workhorse from Whitehorse” is a stud
6 CZE Us: Lose to Finland. Slovakia: Hold my beer
7 USA Last won gold the year Larry King was born
8 SVK Which Nordic nation will we beat 7-1 next?
9 DEN Duckly laid an egg
10 LAT Finland? In 2023...Team Latfinvia! You down?
11 AUT No more Sound of Music jokes now, ja?
12 FRA Canada made us dance to “Mambo No. 5”
13 NOR Bjorn Daehlie is not impressed
14 KAZ It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish 14th
15 ITA Two words: “Euro 2020”
16 GBR “I Am Sixteen, Going On Seventeen”
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.