The Toronto Ice Hounds are a junior pro hockey team consisting of high school-aged players recruited from throughout North America. They are a gang of hockey players who are talented at playing hockey, some more talented than others. They're notoriously known for causing problems, wreaking havoc, and creating chaos around Degrassi. Players from outside the Toronto area are billeted with host families and attend Degrassi Community School, as do all known local team members. They were first introduced in Come As You Are (1).