Power Rankings
by Martin Merk|04 SEP 2022
Canada sits atop our final Power Rankings of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship after beating the U.S. 2-1 in the gold medal game.
photo: Andrea Cardin / HHOF-IIHF Images
Grit, heart, and desire. Canada relied on those elements at the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, as the reigning Olympic gold medalists repeated as world champions by battling to a 2-1 gold-medal win over the heartbroken Americans. Accordingly, the North American superpowers sit 1-2 in our final Power Rankings. The third-place Czechs sparked a joyous celebration, winning their first bronze medal – their first medal of any shade! – with a 4-2 victory versus Switzerland. It’s been another fun run with the Power Rankings in Herning and Frederikshavn as Denmark made history by hosting this tournament for the first time. See you again in the spring at the 2023 Women's Worlds!
1 CAN In the biggest moments, she Jenner-ates goals
2 USA Silver linings are not a thing
3 CZE First bronze = smiliest medal ever!
4 SUI When we’re healthy, we’ll make more Swisstory
5 JPN Masuhara saves, Koyama slays, it’s happy days
6 FIN “Oh bother!” said Pooh. “This isn’t Espoo.”
7 SWE Missed the veteran presence of Pippi Longstocking
8 HUN The Moderately Mighty Magyars will return
9 GER Visit our Not-Relegated tent at Oktoberfest
10 DEN Gotta take it one Lego brick at a time
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.