Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|04 APR 2023
Canada, the reigning Olympic champion, seeks its third straight Women’s Worlds gold medal on home ice in Brampton and tops our first Power Rankings of 2023.
photo: Steve Poirier / IIHF
Welcome to the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship. Not only are the world’s top 10 teams vying for on-ice victory in Brampton, but bragging rights in the Power Rankings are also up for grabs. Host Canada – still glowing from its 2022 Olympic triumph in Beijing – aims to continue its recent Women’s Worlds dominance with a three-peat, and starts off in first place. The U.S., hungry for its first IIHF senior women’s title since winning gold in Espoo in 2019, sits second. And the Czechs, who made history with their first bronze medal at the 2022 tournament in Denmark in August, are in third place. Let the fun begin!
1 CAN This is Greater Toronto’s year
2 USA We miss The Golden Girls
3 CZE Czechia Team PHF (Prague Hockey Fever)
4 SUI We want bank vaults full of bronze medals
5 JPN Never trash-talk our cherry blossoms
6 FIN Got to get out of this basement suite
7 SWE Great minds think alike, Finland
9 HUN Embrace your inner eighth-place goddess!
8 GER In 2017, we were fourth-place goddesses
10 FRA Our basement suite is très belle
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.