Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|19 AUG 2021
The Americans, who have won eight of the last nine Women’s Worlds, top our first Power Rankings of 2021.
photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images
It’s a new decade and a new tradition as the Power Rankings make their Women’s Worlds debut! As defending Olympic champs and winners of five straight Women’s Worlds, the Americans start off in first place. Archrival Canada is hot on their heels in second place, while Finland, seeking to improve on 2019’s silver medal, is third.
1 USA Our goal is to inspire young girls and destroy everybody else
2 CAN It’s WinSport Arena, so we won’t lose our first three games
3 FIN We don’t need no stinkin’ bronzes
4 ROC Russian Women’s Hockey League Never Breaks
5 SUI Hey, Finland, if you don’t want those bronzes...
6 JPN Seibu Princess Rabbits – they’ll eat you up like carrots
7 CZE Combined age: younger than Jagr, obviously
8 GER We have the world’s best Eisenschmids!
9 DEN The Little Mermaid was a late cut
10 HUN Practising safe social distancing from Division I
Click here to check out the previous editions of the Power Rankings.

The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of IIHF.com readers, and reflect the progress of teams during the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship. They are distinct from the official standings and IIHF Women's World Ranking.