Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|13 APR 2023
The U.S. jumps into top spot in our third Power Rankings of the 2023 Women’s Worlds after defeating Germany 3-0 in the quarter-finals.
photo: Chris Tanouye / IIHF
All four quarter-finals at the 2023 Women’s Worlds were hard-fought affairs, and things are mighty tight as well in our third Power Rankings. With Aerin Frankel recording an 18-save shutout in a 3-0 win over Germany, the U.S. slides ahead of Canada into first place. The host nation falls to second after edging Sweden 3-2 in overtime on Sarah Nurse’s second goal of the night – it was the first Women’s Worlds game where the Swedes have scored on Canada since 2004. And courtesy of Katerina Mrazova’s two-point outing, Czechia reclaims third place by dashing Finland’s medal hopes for the second straight year with a 2-1 win. Bring on the semi-finals excitement in Brampton!
1 USA Gotta take it one semi-final at a time
2 CAN Elevated heart rate? Call a Nurse!
3 CZE Introducing the 2023 Skodova Superb
4 SUI You can’t stop, contain or even stall Stalder
5 SWE Fun fact: Jane Austen wrote a novel about Emma
6 FIN FFS (Forty-Two Freakin’ Shots) 
7 JPN Switzerland? We need to rethink this relationship
8 GER Abstreiter was sent here by Providence
9 HUN We’ll solve the Rubik’s Cube of Division IA
10 FRA Fragrance launch: Chanel No. 2025
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.