Dale’s Briefs – Monday
The Sabres are in Germany preparing for their exhibition game against the German professional team Adler Manheim. But Manheim native Jochen Hecht likely won’t play against his former team because of the lingering effects of a concussion. The Sabres spent about 45 minutes on the ice yesterday morning a short time after a long flight from Buffalo. They plan to visit the U.S. military hospital at Ramstein Air Force base today.
A Town of Tonawanda home was heavily damaged by fire yesterday. The Lorna Lane blaze started inside a chimney pipe and spread into the attic. Everybody got out safely.
City of Tonawanda police are still looking to identify a body pulled from the Niagara River along Niawanda Park over the weekend. He’s described as a black man with neatly trimmed hair, a moustache and goatee, wearing a white dress shirt and black shoes
Buffalo police are asking for the public’s help in finding a dark green pickup involved in a fatal hit and run over the weekend. Police say the truck likely has damage to the front end. A 48-year-old Buffalo woman was struck and killed just after 6 yesterday morning as she crossed Broadway. The driver never stopped.
People will complain about some officiating calls and reviews but when it comes down to it – the Bills physically got beat up by the Bengals in a 23 to 20 loss. The Bengals offense rolled up 458 yards against the Bills. And after leading by two touchdowns at halftime, the Bills offense only generated a field goal in the second half. The Bengals benefitted from a controversial incomplete call on what looked like a completed pass for a first down to Steve Johnson late in the game. The Bills were forced to punt and the Bengals drove for the tying touchdown. But it shouldn’t come down to one play….or an officiating call…or a review. The Bengals were the better team and they deserved to win. The Bills host the Philadelphia Eagles next week.