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Women's Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship 2021


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Power Ranking

After captain Marie-Philip Poulin’s thrilling golden goal gave Canada a 3-2 overtime win over the U.S. in the Women’s Worlds final, the host nation finishes first in our last 2021 Power Rankings. The heartbroken Americans are second, while Finland comes third with the bronze medal. Thank you to everybody for celebrating the passion, excitement, and fun of IIHF women’s hockey with us!


1 can.png CAN Comeback queens reign supreme – merci, MPP!
2 usa.png USA No house stands forever, even with the best Carpenter :p
3 fin.png FIN Bronze smells great!
4 sui.png SUI Chocolate, cheese, and character
5 roc.png ROC For dessert, Pavlova is always a winner
6 jpn.png JPN Right to the end, we had a vision of Tim Hortons
7 cze.png CZE 2022: mullets and bronze. You read it here first :d
8 ger.png GER Women’s hockey rocks harder than Rammstein
9 hun.png HUN When we win gold, we’ll rename our capital Budapuck :roflmao:
10 den.png DEN Next time, we’ll be so good the Little Mermaid will flip!


Click here to check out the previous editions of the Power Rankings.

The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of 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.

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Melodie Daoust was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. The 29-year-old Canadian forward led the tournament in Calgary with 12 points (6+6=12) as the host nation came back to beat the U.S. 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game.

Daoust, a 2014 Olympic gold medalist who earned a bronze medal in her 2019 Women’s Worlds debut, was also named the 2018 Olympic MVP with Canada’s silver-medal team.

Here are all the post-tournament honours.

Most Valuable Player (MVP)

Melodie Daoust, :CAN

Directorate Awards

Best Goalie: Anni Keisala, :FIN
Best Defender: Lee Stecklein, :USA
Best Forward: Melodie Daoust, :CAN

Media All-Star Team

Goalie: Anni Keisala, :FIN
Defence: Lee Stecklein, :USA
Defence: Erin Ambrose, :CAN
Forward: Melodie Daoust, :CAN
Forward: Petra Nieminen, :FIN
Forward: Natalie Spooner, :CAN 

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The IIHF Council made a proposal to its membership to play the top-level IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship also in Olympic years, however, to avoid having two big tournaments within just two or three months, the Women’s Worlds in Olympic years would take place in August rather than spring. Click here for more information.

If the proposal will be accepted by the delegates at the 2021 IIHF Semi-Annual Congress in three weeks, the next IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship would take place in August 2022 and the groups based on the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Ranking would look as follows:


:USA United States Japan :JPN
:CAN Canada Czech Republic :CZE
:FIN Finland Germany :GER
:ROC ROC Hungary :HUN
:SUI Switzerland

Denmark :DEN


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Same results, as every year(No, I don't want to talk about the 2019 Finals :wall:)...

At least Keisala was selected the Tournaments best goalie, rightfully so. She's gonna replace Räty as a trusted starter soon lol
Our goalie production still is the best in the world :thumbup:

Let's see, what else? Ronja Savolainen is going to be our #1 defenseman soon, because Hiirikoski won't be playing forever. Our quarterfinal hero, Sanni Vanhanen, is going to be a superstar someday.

Next woman to wear C is going to be Michelle Karvinen, my lucky guess :mumble:

Now we have, give or take 5 months, until the Women's Olympic tournament. Only 5 months to figure out how the hell we're going to reach the finals...

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