The United States has won five straight games and shines atop the fifth Power Rankings of 2017. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
America leads the way!
In the fifth Power Rankings of 2017, the hot young Americans jump into first place, followed by Russia and Canada. Sweden stays close with its new additions.
|1.||United States:||Folks, we beat a Riga-d system...we’re winning Slovak much|
|2.||Russia:||What is this “mercy” of which you speak?|
|3.||Canada:||Like Justin Trudeau’s abs, we’re still hard to beat|
|4.||Sweden:||Rock your body right, Backstrom’s back, alright!|
|5.||Czech Republic:||This is unexpectedly fun!|
|6.||Switzerland:||Herzog’s a Leafs pick? Plan the parade!|
|7.||Finland:||Why make it easy when you can make it hard?|
|8.||Latvia:||Yes, but our president isn’t orange|
|9.||Norway:||In Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, a guy loses his wife – in overtime|
|11.||France:||Da Costa living is high, but Da Costa glory is priceless|
|12.||Denmark:||We got out-Vikinged|
|13.||Slovakia:||Dzurilla, Chara, and Bondra we are not|
|14.||Belarus:||If the boss is happy, we’re all happy|
|15.||Slovenia:||Pavlovich’s dog. Woof! Drool!|
|16.||Italy:||Still the world's greatest Italian-speaking hockey nation|
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.