Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|24 DEC 2023

After settling for bronze at the 2023 World Juniors, the firepower-laden U.S. debuts atop our first Power Rankings of the 2024 tournament.

photo: © International Ice Hockey Federation / Tim Austen

Welcome to our first Power Rankings of the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship. Blessed with what might be the tournament's most potent attack, the U.S. opens in first place. Defending champion Canada, featuring great depth among its skaters, is second, and the talented Swedes sit third as they aspire to win an unforgettable gold medal on home ice. Let's get this party started in Gothenburg!

1 USA “Gold Medal Favorites (Taylor’s Version)”
2 CAN Last time we three-peated was before iPhones
3 SWE Getting gold > glugging glögg
4 CZE Pining for more than a silver lining
5 FIN Sweden on high alert for hungry lions
6 SVK All our goals will be Lopusanova-style
7 SUI The more Meiers the merrier
8 GER We like silver linings!
9 LAT Forecheck, backcheck, national holiday
10 NOR Relegated in Malmo, reborn in Gothenburg
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 World Junior Championship. They are distinct from the official standings and IIHF World Ranking.