Top 10 International Ice Hockey Teams

The Top Ten

1 Canada

About 60% of the NHL players are Canadian. Historically, Canada has won the most World Junior titles (16) and the most World Championship medals (47).
Presently, Canada is the 2 time defending men's Olympic Champion, defending World Junior champion, defending World Champion and 4 time defending women's Olympic Champion.
Enough said.

If you want a team that can win a Stanley Cup make sure there are a lot of canadians on the team. If you want to draft the best players on the planet go to Canada. Canada is the current hegemon in the hockey world and that is unlikely to change anytime soon. Far and away the greatest hockey nation on the planet.

Oh Canada! Our sport and we'll always rule with the best players, girls or boys. All teams have canadian players, that's what makes them good. Go Canada eh!

Our medals speak for themselves other countries play hockey Canadians bleed hockey. Not to mention reigning gold medal champs

2 India

If you have not seen Indian hockey recently, stand by buddy. Pakistan is the best, but India should be higher. Coach Felix Potvin has done a great job with this team. Go India!

I want that india became world top first hockey team I love india

India has won 8 consecutive gold without shoes and proper sticks

India you are playing nice and I know you will come at the 1 place

3 Russia

Russia is the best! They have strong defense, and hold good offense. The Russians are even probably better than Canada! I have no Idea why someone would preffer a different team!

Best ever,read up on history ignorant Americans! Admit Canada are good but There's never ever Been anything close to what the former soviet union showed the world of hockey )))

Not everyone can resist a red car. Russia is quite strong (from France with love)

Russia/Soviet is the greatest hockey team of all time. The Big Red Machine.

4 United States

America's hockey team is awesome Canada and Russia/Soviet union are definitely the best with Finland good to Canada you only won in 2010 because it was in Canada America may not have won as many as you but we almost always have had a gold silver or bronze medal besides we are all good it is a good sport and getting better can not wait until next winter Olympics oh and not all Americans are fat just some being an American makes me believe that the miracle on ice was amazing with the Finnish beating Canada for their first gold medal anyway everybody is good Go USA.

Usa has to be a top contender as we can beat Canada, Finland and other top teams. Seriously not all of us are fat. Canada is also a pretty good contender but we can beat them, as we had chances to.

USA is history team, many hundred years hid beautiful dress. Blue and white colour and center dress to fly USA. And have good players.

I like the NY Rangers. My family does. They are just a bit underrated. And people: You LIVE here. SUPPORT YOURSELVES.

5 Sweden

The Sweden is no limite team, good up intellect players to ice, three crown to yellow and blue dress. Super big defense, rival is Canada and Czech Republic.

Sweden have beautiful blue dress is three crown, good players: Mats Sundin, Daniel Alfredson and history legend goal keeper Tommy Salo.

Sweden is solid fantastic sci-fi oldest club, good defense and combination to ice. Solid players, Zetterberg expert to attack.

Tre kronor forever!

6 Finland

Finland should be above India for sure. From what I know Finland plays A LOT better than India.

Theres only 5 million of us compared to 310 million americans. And we can still beat them

I love their names too! if I translated my name to a finish name it would be kari hackinnen! I don't know about you but I love it!

I vote for them because my name is fin and who doesn't like the name fin

7 Czech Republic

They have great heart, they are able to pull themselves from pit to a gold medal. I honestly don't think they are the best there is, but they are defintely historicaly better than USA wich has a better ranking on this site. They have won Olympic gold from Nagano 1998, they won gold medal from WCH 1999, gold medal 2000 and a gold medal in 2001, to become only the second team in national ice hockey history to win a gold medal in WCH three time in a row.

Czech Republic, many years back Czechoslovakia werry speedly hockey team, great hockey goalie keeper and defense. Many years coaching and many gold medals. Today is best hockey player in planet Jaromir Jagr.

Czech Republic, werry great hockey state, big team his me best goalie keeper Dominik Hasek. Last years blue line Pavel Patera, Martin Prochazka and Otakar Vejvoda. Best hockey player the world Jaromir Jagr. Defense legend Tomas Kaberle. Czech Republic is beautifull hockey dress, lest years Czechoslovakia be werry panic nation hockey state.

Czech its one of the best teams they can be very good sometimes...
They have good defense and very strong attack lets go czech

8 Slovakia

I think Slovakia should be ranked higher than 8th because they have beaten almost every team last year making it to the finals, USA has not beat them as many times as Slovakia has beat them, and they have an outstanding quality if players like Zdeno Chara, Satan, Marian Gaborik, and many more.

Slovakia plays very very nice hockey. Nicer than Czech, Germany, Finland, Sweden.

They're bad now, but I hope that they'll surprise.

The slovak national team made a huge progress since the 90's and Slovakia with its population only about 5 millions has many outstanding players playing in the world's best leagues

9 Germany

The best Team I think

I love germany

10 Latvia

It's almost a miracle for such a small country with the population of roughly two million to have an international level hockey team that can compete with most of the hockey grands.

Latvian hockey team is best of the world!

Its an amazing team even though I am Canadian, I have to mean it this team is Well Played Hockey Team

Latvian Hockey Team is National Pride!

The Newcomers

? Denmark
? Brazil

The Contenders

11 Malaysia

It has young good players

Malaysia power

12 Switzerland

If David got to play on the team again they would dominate!

13 Belarus

Sergei Kostitsyn is the best! Go belarus!

Good offence. Rival: Sweden (2002)

14 Australia
15 Italy
16 Poland

There very good

17 Jamaica

Best in ice hockey.

18 Spain

This country is awesome so vote for it

Its only the best

19 South Africa
20 Greece
21 Austria

Austria is a good team

22 Norway

Norway is hystorical werry speed team, his power to Norway is push up to hockey point and Norway history duel is werry match to draw matches with hockey elite teams.

MAT ZUC. He is the best for them of all time.

23 New Zealand

Nz win a lot 25th what

24 Kazakhstan

They can beat Belarus and Latvia so they should be on this list

It has won amazing titkes vote for it

25 Croatia
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