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Canada Tops World Hockey Rankings, Starts Strong at World Championships

Published by on April 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Canada entered the 2009 IIHF World Hockey Championship tied for first place with Russia in the pre-tournament world rankings and could take the lead in the rankings if they continue winning after a strong start on Day 1.

Canada has topped the world rankings for years, but this is the first time Russia has sat atop the rankings since the format was introduced by the IIHF in 2004.

Both Canada and Russia have 2,000 points, but that will not affect the seeding for the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Canada is the No. 1 seed based on the results of the 2008 tournament played in Canada.

Shane Doan, who wore the "C" when Canada won in Moscow in 2007 and lost in Quebec City last year,...

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