Power Rankings
by IIHF|26 MAY 2024
The Czechs top our final Power Rankings of the 2024 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship after defeating Switzerland 2-0 in the gold medal game in Prague.
photo: © International Ice Hockey Federation / Matt Zambonin

What an unforgettable ending to the 2024 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship! Czechia not only captured the gold medal on home ice to end a 14-year drought, but also nails down first place in our final Power Rankings. The valiant but heartbroken Swiss get second place after earning the silver medal for the third time in the last 11 tournaments (2013, 2018). And Sweden locks up third place after defeating Canada in the bronze medal game. It’s been an amazing ride in Prague and Ostrava, and we can’t wait to bring you more Power Rankings fun next year in Stockholm and Herning!

1 CZE  Knew the winning captain would be Roman
2 SUI  Triple Silver Club of the 21st Century
3 SWE  Inheritors of the Latvian throne
4 CAN  When Crosby was 18, he ruled in Latvia
5 USA  If happy little bluebirds fly...
6 GER  Carry on, Leon
7 SVK  Silver lining: our best finish since 2012
8 FIN  Kiitos, Jukka: when it was good, it was great
9 LAT  Riding this roller coaster since 1997
10 AUT  Go Austro-Hungarian Hockey Empire Go!
11 NOR  In 2025, we’ll get pucks deeper than a fjord
12 DEN  In 2025, we’ll give 110% (on-ice, not in taxes)
13 KAZ  No one can stop us at the Asian Winter Games
14 FRA  Not exiled to Saint Helena
15 GBR  It’s just a flesh wound
16 POL  2046 is trending!
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.