Power Rankings
by IIHF.com staff|01 SEP 2022
Hilary Knight set a new all-time Women’s Worlds points record to help the U.S overpower Hungary in the quarter-finals and retain first place in our third Power Rankings.
photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images
Let’s be real here: the U.S. fully deserves to top our third Power Rankings of the 2022 Women’s Worlds with its 12-1 quarter-final win over Hungary as Hilary Knight became the all-time tournament scoring leader. Canada is right there in second place, thanks to its 3-0 blanking of Sweden. However, the wildest move sees the Czechs leap into third place after shocking Finland 2-1 in overtime for their first playoff win ever. And more hockey magic awaits in Herning and Frederikshavn with the medals yet to be handed out.
1 USA A Knight for the record books
2 CAN Now Nurse and Fillier want Potomak’s autograph
3 CZE “About Damn Time” (Lizzo ft. Aneta Tejralova)
4 SUI Surviving like the Swiss Family Robinson
5 FIN It’s a process: you can’t be wedded to the outcome
6 JPN No semi-finals, but we gotta be semi-happy
7 SWE Will hitting be a hit next season? Maybe, but...
8 HUN Woulda been a helluva third-period comeback
9 GER “Hi Tanja! It’s Olaf Scholz. Got a crisis here.”
10 DEN We beat Hungary, and we’ll stay hungry
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.