Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|29 MAY 2022
Host Finland finishes first in our final Power Rankings after becoming just the second nation in history to win the Olympics and the Worlds in the same year.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
With Sakari Manninen’s dramatic 4-3 overtime winner against Canada in the gold medal game, Finland rules supreme as world champions and Olympic champions. That amazing achievement naturally gives the host nation first place in our final Power Rankings of the 2022 Worlds. The never-say-die Canadians finish second. The Czechs come in third, thanks to their big 8-3 bronze medal win over the U.S. that ended a 10-year medal drought at this tournament. Thank you all for an amazing tournament in Suomi, and see you all again next year in Tampere and Riga!
1 FIN Double gold! Double gold! At home! At home!
2 CAN Still standing tall, barely fell short
3 CZE When you’re hungry, nothing beats Pasta
4 USA The defence rests
5 SUI New plan: beat Canada 6-3 on the last day
6 SWE Catchy new song...hmm...“Swedensko”?
7 GER Leon + 2026 = Triple Gold Club
8 SVK Tampere’s not that far from Gothenburg
9 DEN Can Tampere co-host with Beijing?
10 LAT We see what you tried to do there, Denmark!
11 AUT Forget Marco Polo, we’ve got the best Marcos
12 FRA Voltaire said: “We must cultivate our PP”
13 NOR Like a fjord? Hell yeah!
14 KAZ We’re not blue, it’s just the jerseys
15 ITA There needs to be a Gladiator sequel
16 GBR Always look on the bright side of life
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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.