The Hockey Almanac's
International Hockey section
Here you will find all-time rankings
standings of every
major international tournament.
From the Canada Cup/World Cup, to Women's World Championships and
everything in between.
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Men World Championships: Sweden 2006
Men World Junior Championships: Canada 2007, 2006, 2005
Men World Cup: Canada 2004
Men Olympics: Sweden 2006
Women Olympics: Canada 2006, 2002
Women World Championships: USA 2005
Wayne Gretzky holds Canada Cup - 1991
World Hockey Championships
The World Hockey Championships are held every year around
are currently comprised of 4 pools. Pool A being the top tournament, which now
consists of the top 16 hockey playing nations. This may change, as in the last
few years the tournament has added teams.
The other Pools, B, C and D, hold the rest of the nations as their rankings
The IIHF uses a promotion based system, as a winner from one
Pool will advance
to the higher Pool the following year. Same system applied for relegation,
as last place teams drop down a Pool.
Some occasions call for qualifying tournaments, where a team doesn't automaticcaly
get relegated or promoted.
Below are all the World Championship standings, with all-time
rankings of each Pool.
Pool A now simply called "World Championships" from 2001+
Pool B now called "Division I" from 2001+
Pool C now called "Division II" from 2001+
Pool C yearly standings
Junior Championships (under 20)
The same promotion/relagation system
used as in the World Championships.
The WJC's are consisted of players under the age of 20.
Below are the yearly standings of all
yearly standings 2000-present Updated Jan.15/07
WJC Pool A All-time standings Updated Jan.15/07
Division 1 yearly standings (Pool B)
Updated Jan 15/07
Division 2 yearly standings (Pool C)
Division 3 yearly standings (Pool D)
Feb.17, 1968 Olympics USSR vs Canada final round game