Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|24 AUG 2022
As the reigning Olympic and Women’s Worlds champions, Canada kicks off our first Power Rankings of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in top spot.
From Canada to China... to Denmark! The world’s top women’s hockey players have put on an incredible show of skill, speed, and passion in IIHF competitions over the last year, and now it’s time for the very first Women’s Worlds ever in an Olympic year. And naturally, the Power Rankings are back. In our pre-tournament edition for Herning and Frederikshavn, Canada owns first place as the Olympic and Women’s Worlds champions. The archrival Americans are second, while the Finns, striving to return to the final for the first and only time since 2019, are third. Let’s go!
1 CAN Top baby girl name in 2023: Sarah
2 USA We got Maddie, now it’s time to get even
3 FIN No Sallinen, no Valila – but Nieminen is back!
4 SUI Tired of being the bronzemaid
5 JPN Outscore you? Maybe. Outskate you? Oh yeah!
6 CZE It ain’t over till it’s over under MacLeodova
7 SWE Gold is ours if we face the Swiss in a shootout
8 GER Our secret weapon? Twins from Mad Dogs Mannheim
9 HUN For us, Women’s Worlds are an August occasion
10 DEN We’re nice, but we’re gonna upset a lot of people
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.