International Ice Hockey Federation

Canada leading

Canada leading

Pre-Championship World Ranking Report released

Published 04.05.2017 12:54 GMT+2 | Author Martin Merk
Canada leading
Defending champion Canada is the top-seeded team at the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Photo: Andrea Cardin / HHOF-IIHF Images
The IIHF has released the Pre-Championship World Ranking Report where defending world champion Canada is leading.

Entering the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Cologne and Paris, Canada is leading the report that includes points from the past three World Championships and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with just the points from the 2017 Worlds to be added to get the 2017 IIHF Men’s World Ranking.

The Canadians are followed by Russia, Finland, the USA and the Czech Republic. Sweden, Slovakia, Switzerland, Germany and Belarus complete the top-10.

Click here for the full 2017 Pre-Championship World Ranking Report.

The IIHF World Ranking is based on results over four years and determines the seeding of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship (in the top division) and the Olympic Winter Games. There’s also a separate IIHF Women’s World Ranking.

Click here for more information on the IIHF World Ranking system.


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