Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|17 APR 2023
Led by legendary captain Hilary Knight, the U.S. earns its first Women’s Worlds title since 2019 and lands on top of our final Power Rankings of 2023.
photo: Matt Zambonin / IIHF
Wow! A Canada-U.S. final never disappoints, and we’re still feeling the electricity as we roll out our final Power Rankings of the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship. Superstar Hilary Knight scored a hat trick as the U.S. rallied for a 6-3 gold medal win over host Canada and its first world title since 2019. Accordingly, the Americans edge out their classic archrival for first place. The Czechs sew up third place after beating Switzerland 3-2 for their second straight bronze medal. See you again next year! We can’t wait to witness some unbelievable hockey in Utica, New York – the home of the 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship.
1 USA Because the Knight belongs to us
2 CAN Fuel for the fire for Milan
3 CZE So nice we did it twice!
4 SUI To shoot for the stars, you must shoot the puck
5 FIN In Finnish, “Utica” means “happy bronze medal”
6 SWE Gimme, gimme, gimme a sixth-place finish
7 JPN Our sun will rise again
8 GER Bold prediction: on July 24, we’ll beat Morocco
9 HUN We also have great chess players
10 FRA One is not born, but rather becomes, a top-10 team
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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.