Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|01 SEP 2021
There’s nothing like coming back to win a gold medal in sudden-death overtime, and Canada did just that to end a nine-year drought and top our final 2021 Power Rankings.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
After captain Marie-Philip Poulin’s thrilling golden goal gave Canada a 3-2 overtime win over the U.S. in the Women’s Worlds final, the host nation finishes first in our last 2021 Power Rankings. The heartbroken Americans are second, while Finland comes third with the bronze medal. Thank you to everybody for celebrating the passion, excitement, and fun of IIHF women’s hockey with us!
1 CAN Comeback queens reign supreme – merci, MPP!
2 USA No house stands forever, even with the best Carpenter
3 FIN Bronze smells great!
4 SUI Chocolate, cheese, and character
5 ROC For dessert, Pavlova is always a winner
6 JPN Right to the end, we had a vision of Tim Hortons
7 CZE 2022: mullets and bronze. You read it here first
8 GER Women’s hockey rocks harder than Rammstein
9 HUN When we win gold, we’ll rename our capital Budapuck
10 DEN Next time, we’ll be so good the Little Mermaid will flip!
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.