International Ice Hockey Federation

Canada remains first

Canada remains first

Finland, USA move up in World Ranking

Published 23.05.2016 00:13 GMT+3 | Author Martin Merk
Canada remains first
High five! Canada's Boone Jenner and Mark Stone celebrate a win of Team Canada, which remains first in the IIHF Men's World Ranking. Photo: Minas Panagiotakis / HHOF-IIHF Images
With its 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship win Canada also defended first place in the 2016 IIHF Men’s World Ranking.

Thanks to the gold-medal win Canada even extended its lead with 3495 points while Russia has 3380. Finland and the U.S. are third and fourth respectively now. Both moved up one spot at the expense of Sweden, which fell from third to fifth place after missing out on the semi-finals this year.

The four following places remained the same with the Czech Republic (6th), Switzerland (7th), Slovakia (8th) and Belarus (9th). Germany, one of the hosts next year, moved up from 13th to 10th place after reaching the quarter-finals for the first time in five years followed by Norway, which remained in 11th place. Denmark also made a move forward after reaching the quarter-finals, from 15th to 13th place, while Latvia (12th), France (14th) and Slovenia (15th) dropped down. Kazakhstan, Austria, Italy, Hungary and Poland complete the top-20.

Click here to see the full 2016 IIHF Men's World Ranking.

Note: The groups for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship are not determined yet and will be announced in the upcoming days following meetings with the stakeholders involved in the event that will take place 5 to 21 May 2017 in Cologne, Germany, and Paris, France.


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