“Success is no accident. It is a culmination of hard work, perseverance, learning, studying and a lot of sacrifice.”
If you have been following the journey of the Canadian women’s hockey team, you will know that this quote holds so true.
The upward trend in Canada’s hockey graph had already reached a milestone after their women’s hockey team put up a super impressive runners-up finish at the FIH Series Finals in Valencia, earlier in June.
That finish helped the team jump three places up on the world ranking table.
But, their continued form and mighty performance at the Pan American Games 2019 against much higher ranked teams in Lima along with their silver finish, has further boosted their rankings to another three places up.
In the latest world rankings released by FIH, The Canadian women’s hockey team have further climbed 3 stairs up.
The Canadian women’s hockey team currently sit on the 15th place.
While the Canada women’s hockey team have climbed three places up, there has been no change in the ranking for the Canada Men’s hockey team.
Here’s how the top 18 women’s hockey teams currently stand.
World No. 1 : The Netherlands women’s hockey remain on the 1st position following their recent title success at the Belfius EuroHockey Championship in Antwerp.
World No. 2 : Australia women’s hockey team remain in the 2nd place despite not winning the Oceania Cup 2019 games.
World No. 3 : Pan American Games 2019 champions Argentina women’s hockey team hold on to the 3rd position.
World No. 4 & 5 : European silver medallists Germany are now the 4th best team in the world after moving ahead of England, who are now ranked 5th.
World No. 6, 7 & 8 : Rankings of New Zealand (6th), Spain (7th) and Ireland (8th) remain unchanged.
World No. 9,10 & 11 : India, China and Korea have climbed one step up each and now sit on the 9th, 10th & 11th position respectively.
World No. 12 : The Belgium women’s hockey team have gone three stairs down and now sit on the 12th position.
World No. 13 & 14 : Rankings of USA (13th ) and Japan (14th ) remain unchanged.
World No. 15, 16, 17 & 18 : Canada who sit 15th on the table have out-beaten, South Africa (16th), Italy (17th) and Chile (18th) .
The September 2019 updated ranking list can be found here.