Power Rankings
by IIHF|28 MAY 2023
Canada, which tops our final Power Rankings, hoists the trophy after winning gold at the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, Finland – Latvia.
photo: © International Ice Hockey Federation / Matt Zambonin
It’s time for our final Power Rankings of the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, Finland – Latvia. Who can be surprised to find Canada atop the rankings? Coach Andre Tourigny’s determined team was full value for its 5-2 gold-medal win over Germany on Sunday night. The Germans nail down second place with an unexpected run to silver, marking their best finish since 1953 and evoking memories of their Olympic silver medal in Korea just five years ago. And – in a true surprise – Latvia joyfully takes third place after its historic, thrilling 4-3 overtime win over the Americans in the bronze medal game. We loved every minute of the action in Tampere and Riga, and we’re already counting down the days until the 2024 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Czechia (Prague and Ostrava). See you again soon!
1 CAN If it was here next year, we’d win platinum
2 GER Not quite as happy as Latvia
3 LAT Love hockey, love Latvia, love life!
4 USA Rocco you like a hurricane
5 SUI Easy fix: get the shutouts in the medal round
6 SWE Your best Swedes have to be your best Swedes
7 FIN So nice it hosted twice – kiitos, Tampere!
8 CZE Prague’s the perfect place for a puck party
9 SVK All the best tournaments are in Gothenburg
10 DEN  Our goal is to have Switzerland’s problems
11 KAZ World’s greatest Kazakh-speaking hockey nation
12 FRA Nobody will beat us at the Paris Olympics
13 NOR Like the high note in “Take On Me,” hockey is hard
14 AUT As always, the solution is Red Bull
15 HUN Harry Potter shouts: “Expelliarmus!”
16 SLO In 2024, Poland will top the Polish Rankings
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.