Power Rankings
by IIHF.com staff|06 JAN 2023
As the first nation to win back-to-back gold medals in 14 years, host Canada locks up top spot in our last Power Rankings of the 2023 World Juniors.
photo: Matt Zambonin / IIHF
It’s a sight we haven’t seen since Ottawa in 2009: a team repeating as World Junior champions. Since host Canada has pulled off that fabulous feat again, MVP Connor Bedard and his teammates finish first in our final Power Rankings of the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Czechs, who battled courageously in their first gold medal game since 2001, claim second place. And after a wild bronze medal victory over Sweden, the Americans take third place. Thanks to Halifax and Moncton for making this one of the best and most memorable World Juniors in history! We can’t wait until the next time.
1 CAN You could hear those cheers in Arizona
2 CZE Had one Halifax of a run
3 USA In OT, all you need is one Chaz
4 SWE What is this “trap” of which you speak?
5 FIN Not letting Mörkö play World Juniors is ageist
6 SVK Next time, we slay the giant
7 SUI The fondue was better in Moncton
8 GER Woulda won if we used Rammstein’s pyro
9 LAT Elated, not relegated!
10 AUT Can we expand to 48 teams?
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The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of IIHF.com readers, and reflect the progress of teams during the IIHF World Junior Championship. They are distinct from the official standings and IIHF World Ranking.