Debbie Ruiz Memorial Basketball Tournament

Cape Breton University invites students, employees, Alumni and community members to the Debbie Ruiz Memorial Basketball Tournament held at the Sullivan Field House from October 13-15, 2022. First held in 2016, the tournament returns to CBU this year and will feature women’s basketball teams from University of Prince Edward Island, Mount Royal University, University of Windsor and the hosts– Cape Breton University Capers.

The tournament is hosted in honour and memory of former student-athlete, assistant coach and alumna, Debbie Ruiz. From Montreal, Debbie was a member of the CAPERS women’s basketball team from 2004-2007 and served as assistant coach in 2008. The two-time AUS All-Star winner played a pivotal role in the team’s success during her time at CBU. Sadly, Debbie passed away from cancer in July 2016.


October 14

5:00pm UPEI vs MRU

7:00pm Windsor vs CBU


October 15

1:00pm Windsor vs UPEI

3:00pm MRU vs CBU


Ticket Info

Adults – $10

Seniors & Under 12 – $5

CBU Students & Under 6 – Free

(Price includes both games per day)

Tickets available at the door.


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