Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|05 JAN 2024
The U.S. won its sixth World Junior gold medal of all time and winds up on top of our last Power Rankings of the 2024 tournament in Sweden.
photo: © International Ice Hockey Federation / Chris Tanouye
In our final Power Rankings of the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship, the Americans end up right back where we put them on Day One: on top of the world! With a well-deserved 6-2 gold medal game win, they consigned Sweden to second place despite the host nation’s great run both on and off the ice. The Czechs earn third place after a wild five-goal outburst in the third period to down Finland 8-5 in the bronze medal game. It’s been another magical ride during the holidays, and we look forward to bringing international hockey fans more fun with the Power Rankings as 2024 progresses.
1 USA Gold, sealed with a kiss (OK, a lot of kisses)
2 SWE Home is where the heartache is
3 CZE Procrastination Nation strikes again!
4 FIN Every day is a new chance to blow a lead
5 CAN In Ottawa, we’ll play better than the Senators
6 SVK Finland, we need to have the relationship talk
7 SUI In Zug, it’s ladies’ night and the feeling’s right
8 LAT See you in May at the Freedom Monument, obvs
9 GER Feels like Oktoberfest with non-alcoholic beer
10 NOR Edvard Munch’s The Scream (2024)
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.