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.
|Gold, sealed with a kiss (OK, a lot of kisses)
|Home is where the heartache is
|Procrastination Nation strikes again!
|Every day is a new chance to blow a lead
|In Ottawa, we’ll play better than the Senators
|Finland, we need to have the relationship talk
|In Zug, it’s ladies’ night and the feeling’s right
|See you in May at the Freedom Monument, obvs
|Feels like Oktoberfest with non-alcoholic beer
|Edvard Munch’s The Scream (2024)
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.