|place||hockey team||Division||Rating Rating 2015 2014||result||Change|
|37||New Zealand||II B||400||400||1045||-|
|47||Bosnia and Herzegovina||III||-||200||200||new|
In these spring days, hockey is certainly the most popular sport. The 2015 World Cup attracted the attention of fans around the world.
Today we present the rating of the 2015 hockey team according to IIHF.Regularly, the International Ice Hockey Federation publishes the national teams rating based on the scoring system approved in 2003.
- Full list of national hockey teams IIHF
At the last year's World Championships, Latvians took 11th place. In 2015, the national team managed to defeat the Swiss and the Austrians, both times in overtime. The team master of sports of the USSR Alexander Belyavsky is training.
The best result of the national team is the 6th place in the world championships and the 4th place in the Olympics. And last year, according to the results of the 2014 World Cup, the team took seventh place, reaching?final.
Slovakia is the world champions of 2002.In the homeland of this team, hockey is the most popular sport.0.23% of the Slovak population are professional hockey players. At last year's World Cup, the team took 9th place.
Opens the top seven teams that form the rating of the world hockey teams, the Swiss team. The team regularly performs in the First and Higher Divisions of the World Cup. In 2014 the team did not even leave the group. At the same time in the asset of the Swiss there are victories over the national teams of the Czech Republic and Canada in the championship of 2013.
6. Czech Republic
One of the most eminent teams has won 6 times the title of world champion and once - the gold of the Olympics. The team belongs to the "big hockey seven" together with the USA, Canada, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and Finland.
The team won twice at the Olympic Games. Last year, the Americans at the Olympics became the fourth, and at the World Cup - and sixth. However, the current tournament started actively, winning from the Russians, Finns and Norwegians at the very beginning of the tournament.
The national team is a two-time world champion and one of the strongest hockey teams on the planet. So, last year the Finns took away the silver from the championship, they also received bronze at the Olympics in Sochi. At the current World Cup team has lost only to the Americans.
Swedes are nine-time world champions and two-time Olympic champions. Last year's national team won bronze, winning in the semifinals of the Czechs.
The current world champion is the heir of the strongest national team of the USSR.Russians have become world champions 5 times in their short history - the national team has existed since 1992.
The Canadian team, which was established in 1920, is the head of the IIHF national hockey team's ranking. The team is considered the ancestor of hockey. At the world championships Canadians won 24 times, at the Olympics - three times.
Full list of national hockey teams IIHF
Final position of teams for 2015( IIHF)