Power Rankings
by IIHF|17 MAY 2024
Swedish goalies Filip Gustavsson (#35) and Samuel Ersson (#33) have combined to allow the fewest goals (five) at the 2024 Worlds thus far, and their team remains atop our third Power Rankings.
photo: © International Ice Hockey Federation / Matt Zambonin
Sweden still tops, Canada second, Czechs into third

Consistency is key in hockey, and so far at the 2024 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, no team has brought its A-game as often as Sweden. With four straight regulation victories, including Thursday’s 3-1 win over Kazakhstan, Tre Kronor retains its crown on top of our third Power Rankings. The defending champion Canadians, who played stifling defence to defeat Norway 3-1, are hot on Sweden’s heels in second place. And host Czechia surges into third place, riding a wave of enthusiasm after downing surprising Austria 4-0. Which other contenders will rise up the rankings next? We can’t wait to find out!
1 SWE  Hi, Mr. Lidstrom! We too are perfect humans!
2 CAN  Looked upon as kind of gods in Prague
3 CZE  Flek yeah!
4 SUI  The Roman Empire is back
5 GER  We’re the ‘85 Oilers, ja?
6 USA  Nice job, Brady – but Gisele’s still mad
7 FIN  Still unbeaten versus Australia
8 SVK  Hockey gives us hope
9 AUT  Baumgartner is our Mörkö
10 LAT  We got Bayer Leverkusen-ed
11 FRA  Camus said: “45 seconds? Absurd!”
12 NOR  Six shots is fine at your bachelor party
13 DEN  A classic Moelgaardian spinorama
14 KAZ  Starchenko can’t retire until Jagr does
15 POL  Can we decline power plays?
16 GBR  “Plucky” sounds better than “pesky”
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 Men's World Championship. They are distinct from the official standings and IIHF Men's World Ranking.