Great Britain have moved up to 16th in the IIHF world rankings.
It’s a jump of three places from their 2020 position of 19 and it’s their highest ranking since they were introduced by the IIHF in 2003.
The annual ranking is based on the results in World Championship tournaments and Olympic Winter Games – including Olympic qualification – over the past four years.
Points awarded in the current year are valued at the full amount. Points award in the prior years decline linearly by 25% until the fifth year when they are dropped from the calculation.
Canada, who won the World Championship last night with a 3-2 overtime victory against Finland in the gold-medal game, remain number one in the world.
GB finished 14th at this year’s World Championship with four points from their seven games in Group A.
The highlight being a first regulation-time victory at the elite level as GB beat Belarus 4-3, while the other point gained was from a 3-2 overtime defeat by Denmark.